Economic Hardship Compel Dozens To Dangerously Rush For Spill Fuel Oil In Mesurado River

People rush over Mesurado River for spilled fuel

What seems to be a serious economic hardship for Liberians show its face early at 7am today, July 20, 2020,in the Via Town Community where a scene of huge crowd with several gallon of Jerry can containers gathered in their bid to hunt for spilled of fuel oil on the bank of the Mesurado River.

Our reporter who visited the scene saw dozens of women, children and the older man using canoes to dangerously fetch the spilled fuel oil floating over the river with gallons, while others who could not take hold of canoes also jumped in the water to collect the fuil oil over the water.

Up to presence, there has been no information as to what led to the spill, which according to some eyewitnesses started early this morning, but some who spoke to our reporter described this latest development as a mysterious discovery of oil in Monrova.

Effort to contact the Environmental Agency (EPA) as to the cause of this spilled fuel proved unsuccessful.

Investigation continues

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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.