ArcelorMittal Train Reportedly Killed Man, 34 In Nimba County

From Musa Sherman | GNN Correspondent | Nimba County|

According to GNN Liberia Correspondent in Nimba County, a man believed to be in his 30s, Perry Gobleh was allegedly smashed to death by ArcelorMittal train transporting iron ore to Buchanan.

The man lifeless body was discovered lying on the train track on Tuesday morning with his legs completely cut off between Gban and Kpopai town in a village called Constant Farm on the Saclepea road.

The incident occurred in electoral district number Eight (8) Nimba County.

Similar incident took place between 2016 to 2018  when several were reportedly killed several as a result of train accidents in separate time intervals with the company taking responsibility at some point and shelling to take responsibility at another point calling for investigation to determine whether it could be their train.

As it stands, it is not clear as to whether the company will take the responsibility of this recent accident.

Speaking to villagers of the Constant Farm where the incident took place, they said that by 3:00 am on Tuesday morning they head the train blowing it horns which usually happens but on that morning it was sounding continually something that sounded unusual requiring them to check on the track that night, finding one of their brother been killed allegedly by the train.

According to them this is not the first time that such incident has occurred in the area as a result of the train accident.

The citizens of the town has at the same time expressed serious disappointment in the county leadership for not being persistent on ArcelorMittal for the living conditions of the people residing along the track something that they attributed the cause of the continued death of its citizens as a delinquency on the part of the county.

Meanwhile the county leadership has committed to intervene in this latest action and further assured Liberians of the appropriate action to be taken.

Efforts by our Correspondent to get detail from the management of the company proved unsuccessful.

Investigation continues.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13511 Articles
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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