Update: Mothers Bitterly Weep As Dozens Of School Children Who Died In Fire Disaster Buried In Mass Graves

Remains of the school children who died in the fire disaster

Latest report gathered by the GNN says dozens of school children who died early Wednesday morning precisely at 1AM in a fire disaster were today buried in a mass grave as hundreds of relatives and other individuals bitterly cried for the unexpected home going of these little ones who were at the Mosque to read the Quran recitation.

Some instructional staff along with students during a prayer of the dead

The victims of the fire incident were mostly children whose parents were awoke with this horrifying news that the children who had gone to spend the night at a local Mosque in the Bassa Town community were being trapped as a result of fire outbreak, which eventually led to their demise.

As result of the demise of these little kids, the Muslim Community today planned a prayer service at the 17 Street Mosque for the peaceful repose of those who died, according to information four persons reportedly escaped the building, but were severely injured in the process.

Mothers and other relatives of the dead children at the Mosque during a prayer

President George Weah has expressed regret over the situation, describing it as a sad day for the Muslim Community and Liberia at large.

Howard explained: “Around the morning hours of 1 am we heard people crying, shouting and we thought it was arm robbers, because robbers have been disturbing us these few days and we were afraid to come outside at that period. However, we forced the door to open and two persons, the Imam and his wife out; and two others passed through the window, but the smoke overtook the entire building and there was no way to go for the other children.”

President George Manneh Weah has expressed regret over the situation, describing it as a sad day for the Muslim Community and Liberia at large, while at the same time promising to rebuilt the school Mosque.

The cause of the incident has not been established, but some community members have attributed it to electrical fault. The Muslim Community have planned a prayer service at the 17 Street Mosque for the peaceful repose of those who died.

President Weah said his government will take the initiative to reconstruct the school and the Mosque.

The President concluded: “Not more we can say, we encourage them to have strength, because it’s a different situation that is painful and hurtful and not more, we can say but extend our sympathy to the families. We will encourage our technicians to find out what happened. We want to let the family know that our government is with them. We must just continue to be mindful of our environment and whatever assistance, the government can help in the aspect.”

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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.