Liberian Killed In Brussels Terror Attack To Be Buried In Gedeh

ejs-munahThe body of a Liberian woman killed in the March 22 terrorist attacks in Brussels was Friday transported to Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County for burial.

Madam Rita Weah, 41, was among 32 people killed during the terrorist attack at the Brussels International Airport and metro station in Belgium.

Following proper identification of her body, it was flown back to Liberia and deposited at a local funeral parlor in Monrovia.

According to a Ministry of Information press release issued here Friday, the body of Madam Weah was removed from the funeral parlor on Thursday, April 14, with several government officials in attendance.

They included County Senator Alphanso Gaye and Willie Dweh, Special Assistant to Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe.

Speaking on behalf of Minister Nagbe during wake-keeping at a family residence in Sinkor Thursday, Dweh extended to the bereaved family the government’s deepest condolences and described terrorism as the worst act of cruelty against humanity.

Also speaking at the wake-keeping, family spokesman Rev. Johnson Jarbah, commended the Liberian Government for the level of support provided the family since their daughter was killed in the terrorist attack.

Rev. Jarbah said the family was pleased with the huge presence of top government officials at the removal ceremony.


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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.