Liberian Leader Consoles Algerian Leader Over Tragic Plane Crash


(LINA) – Liberian President George Manneh Weah has sent a Message of Condolence to Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, following the tragic Algerian military plane crash.

The plane, an Ilyushin Il-76, was traveling to Bechar and Tindouf in the south-west of the country. The Tindouf region, which borders Western Sahara, is home to refugee camps.

In his condolence message, President Weah said: “It is with profound shock and deep sorrow that we have learned of the unfortunate news of the Algerian military plane crash resulting into the deaths of at least 257 persons, mostly army personnel and their families.”

The Liberian leader extended to President Bouteflika and through him to the Government and people of Algeria, especially the bereaved families, Liberia’s heartfelt condolences for the irreparable loss sustained.

President Weah prayed that the Almighty Allah will grant his dear brother, President  Bouteflika and the bereaved families strength, courage and fortitude as they go through this period of national mourning.

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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.