The mining company ArcelorMittal has reportedly resumed normal operation in Yakapa, Nimba County after its train transporting iron ore was gutted by fire recently while enroute to the Port of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
According to the state-owned Liberia Broadcasting System or LBS, the train was transporting 110 buckets of ores when the incident transpired, forcing management to suspend operations.
Over the past two weeks no train has plied the rail from Nimba to Grand Bassa County, a situation which affected several employees of the company.
Report says the track was not properly maintained to ensure that it was safe for normal operation. But residents of the affected areas said despite incident, the company has moved in quickly and put in place measures that enabled it to resume normal operations in Yakapa, Nimba.
One resident, a former employee of the defunct mining company LAMCO, recalled that during the days of LANCO, workers were assigned on the rail to ensure everything was intact, adding that as a result, there was no experience of accident.
By Zee Roberts