3 Died in Congo Town Accident
At least three persons have died in a motor crash in Congo Town outside Monrovia. The victims, all females burnt beyond recognition late Friday after the car in which they were ridding reportedly banged against a tree by the roadside and gutted fire immediately.
According to sources, a Lebanese national dentified only as Hassan was allegedly engaged in a betting game with one of his colleagues from the Palm Spring Hotel Casino in Congo Town as to which one of them would be the first to reach Central Monrovia.
Hassan was said to be riding the vehicle with the three Liberian girls, while his colleague rode a motorbike. One of the girls was allegedly Hassan’s lover, while the other two were friends.
As they picked up from the hotel with maximum speed, Hassan’s vehicle reportedly drifted off the road and crashed on a tree near the Unity Party National Headquarters in Congo Town.
Eyewitnesses said after the crash, Hassan sustained broken legs, but some of his Lebanese friends quickly rescued him from the car, while the three girls were left unconscious in the blaze where they burned to death.
As Hassan was reportedly being rushed from the accident scene with his broken legs, residents of the Congo Town community tried rescuing the girls from the car, but the blaze was said to have been very huge that no one could get very close to the vehicle.
The three victims identified as Syine Kottie, Yassah Kolubah and Amy burnt beyond recognition and their char remains were later removed out of the vehicle, wrapped in a tarpaulin and taken to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Sinkor.
However, because the bodies were unrecognizable, families and friends of the deceased immediately buried them in a single grave.
Meanwhile, this paper has been unable to establish up to press time whether Hassan is responding to medication, but reports say he has been flown abroad for advanced medical attention.