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Burkinabe drowns in Nimba

Thomas Domah/ Nimba County 

The body of a 38-year-old Burkina Faso national has been discovered in a river between Liberia and Ivory Coast.

According to report, the deceased identified as Soulay Barsie, left from the Ivorian side to join his countrymen and women in Kparblee Administrative District, Nimba County, Liberia where a huge number of Burkinabes are currently engaged in farming activities.

The late Barsie reportedly by-passed the main border entry to Liberia when he allegedly drowned.

There are more than 3,000 Burkinabes farming in Kparblee Administrative district#6, Nimba county.

The death of the Burkinabe brings to eight, number of persons, who have reportedly drowned in the county.

Few days ago, 58-year-old Andrew Flower, a resident of Garr Gbedin Town, allegedly drowned while returning to town from his farm. Several other persons had faced a similar fate while trying to take bypass to enter the county.

Meanwhile, the Women and Children section of the Liberia National Police in Ganta, Nimba County has arrested and charged 29-year-old Comfort Wongah with Aggravated Assault and Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder.

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Suspect Wongah wasted hot water on a 15-year-old minor, Blessings Tomah, who had gone with her blind mother to get a cell phone from a charging booth in Hope Village community, Ganta.

The victim is currently receiving medication at the Ahmadiyya Clinic in Ganta.

According to eyewitnesses, the minor was standing along with her visually impaired mother awaiting the cell phone, but verbal exchanges occurred between her and Suspect Comfort Wongah, who operates the booth when she allegedly wasted the hot water on the little girl. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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