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Blue Cross Insurance helps victims of Monopriex Supermarket’s collapsed fence

The Management of Blue Cross Insurance Inc., insurer of Monopriex Supermarket confirms here it is caring for victims of the collapsed fence of Monopriex Supermarket that led to structures and materials damages in Buku Town community on Bushrod Island.

An official of the Blue Cross Insurance Inc. situated on Carey Street in Central Monrovia, who asks for anonymity, says BCI has and continues to provide emergency food to the affected persons daily since the incident occurred Tuesday, 21 August.

The source discloses that besides food, her company also provides money to the affected residents.

According to the official, the BCI has agreed in principle to cover all damages of properties and materials, adding that the entity is in close contact with relevant institutions such as the Liberia National Police (LNP), Management of Monopriex, Buku Town Community Chairman, District Representative, and the victims, negotiating a lasting settlement of claims.

“We have never abandoned the affected residents, and we are expected to shortly make payment to them when every necessary legal claim documents are finalized in the presence of relevant stakeholders”, the source assures.

The source says the company continues to underwrite medical expenses of two persons who sustained injuries when their zinc structures were smashed by the collapsed fence last week.

The victims include 15-year-old Prince Parker and Antrice Difon, 13, who were trapped under their respective structures. Parker sustained severe wounds on his back and neck, while Difon suffers a broken right hand.

The fence belonging to Monopix Supermarket was constructed several years ago in the community, and had been undermined by erosion.

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Speaking to this paper Tuesday, 21 August at the scene of the incident, victim Prince Parker narrated he and his relatives were asleep Tuesday when the fence collapsed on the roof of their house around 7:00 AM, leaving him entrapped under the broken wall.

By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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