LIBERIA: Rainstorm Kills 3 In Bong County

124451279665638_1(LINA) – Rainstorm Tuesday night killed at least three persons and destroyed several houses in Bong County.

According to the disaster management committee in the county, the incidents took place in several villages and towns in Kokoyah, Jorquelleh, Panta, Fuamah, Suakoko and Yelequelleh Districts.

The chairperson of the committee, William Kollie, told the Liberia News Agency in Gbarnga Wednesday that a man and a lady were instantly killed in David Dean Town in Kokoyah District after the storm took the roof of another building and dropped it on top of the one in which they were sleeping.

Kollie said the storm also destroyed about 35 houses and wounded six persons in David Dean Town.

He stated that a lady also died in Bela, Jorquelleh District Two after the storm broke the house she was lying in along with her child.

The Bong County Disaster Management Committee chair said a child also sustained injury along with four others in Bela.

Kollie said while the committee is working with local officials in the district to obtain the identities of those who got killed and the total number of homes that were destroyed by the storm, he has communicated with the Ministry of Internal Affairs for speedy intervention.

Kollie said the committee has also appealed to the Bong Chapter of the Liberia National Red Cross Society and the Bong County Field Office of the World Food Program (WFP) for some immediate support to the storm victims.

He said those who sustained injuries are being treated at various clinics in the districts where the disaster took place, noting that those with major wounds will be transferred to the Phebe Hospital.

Meanwhile, Kollie is appealing to government and relief organizations to come to aid of the storm victims.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.