UNICCO Identifies With Nimba, Bong Families Of Carbon Monoxide Victims

The Late Nancy, daughter Favor and mother Yah, all victims of the carbon monoxide

The United Nimba Citizens Council (UNICCO) based in the United States, has identified with families of eight persons who lost their lives on February 23, 2021 night as a result of generator Carbon Monoxide following the graduation celebration of one of the deceased, Nancy Miller. Others deceased include; Favor (Nancy’s only daughter), Ma Yah Miller (Nancy’s mother), Alice Wuo (Nancy’s aunt) and Kou Miller, another family member.

The incidence occurred in the Coal Tile Field Community in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

Three of the deceased from Bong County had been buried before caskets bearing remains of Nancy and her family members were taken to Zuluyee Town, Nimba County on Friday, April 2, 2021, amid tears.

Following the presentation of the remains to the Miller family by Superintendent Nelson Korquoi, UNICCO, through its Country Representative, Attorney Phelecia C. Yeebahn, could not hold back such a sorrow but took the stage to extend condolences to the citizens of Nimba and Bong Counties the disaster.

On behalf of UNICCO, Atty. Yeebahn donated to the Nimba family the cash of US$1,000.00, rice, oil and other food stuff worth US$750.00 and US$500.00 to the bereaved families of Bong County.  Out of the US$500, US$200 was given to the wife of one of the deceased who gave birth a week ago and US$150 given to each of the other families.

Both families expressed thanks to UNICCO President, Mr. Dahn Dennis and members of the Council for identifying with them.

They also thanked the UNICCO Delegation for being transparent. Though it was a sad event, the families were elated by detailed explanation of the money by UNICCO Liberia delegation, and expressed their willingness to work with the Council.

Other members of UNICCO Delegation to Nimba include, Edmund Gbarwee and Fredrick P.  W.  Gaye.

The deceased were laid to rest on Saturday, April 3, 2021 in Zuluyee Town.

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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.

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