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Chinese operated vehicle kills 4 in Bong

Saye-Weh town in Kokoyah District, Bong County was a scene of sorrow and weeping on Monday afternoon, 5 November when a vehicle belonging to a hired Chinese contracted company under the Turkish mining Company MNG-Gold allegedly killed four persons instantly.

According to our sources, the motorcyclist whose name is withheld was climbing a hill in Saye-Weh Town with three other persons riding with him on the bike when they collided with a vehicle descending the same hill.

The victims include a girl and two boys that were riding with the motorbike operator. Our sources say the driver of the hired Chinese company under the MNG – Gold fled the scene for of being harmed by angry mob.

But angry mob is said to have set ablaze the TOYOTA Land Cruiser four – doors pick-up allegedly belonging to the hired Chinese company in that collided with the motorbike.Meanwhile, our sources are saying that the people of Kokoyah Statutory District, the region where MNG – Gold operates, are expressing dissatisfaction with the workings of the company.

Of recent, there have been reports of school – going kids falling ill when a well from which they allegedly drink reportedly got contaminated from alleged chemical waste.The contaminated waste site is allegedly constructed approximately three minutes’ walk away from the school campus where the well is dug.

Our sources say authorities of Bong including Senator Henry Yallah, Representative Albert Hills and Superintendent Esther Walker visited the area to ascertain the situation.The visitation saw the reopening of the school in the area.

Our Bong County correspondent says some residents have been arrested following a house – to – house search conducted by the Liberia National Police in Bong for materials that were allegedly taken from the Company.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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