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Citizens disappointed in ArcelorMittal

Family members of the late Nya Yor are calling on the management of ArcelorMittal Liberia to bury the corpse of their late son, 21-year-old Nya Yor, who was allegedly killed by a train belonging to the company in an accident in Duo Town, District#8, Nimba County.

Saye Expensive, head of the aggrieved family told our Nimba County correspondent since the train accident occurred on February 9, 2015, it’s about nearly five months, but neither the company nor the county administration has expressed any concern, particularly as to when the deceased will be buried.

The remains of the late Nya are reportedly deposited at the Gompa funeral home in Ganta. But Saye warns that if the body is not interred, they will protest against the mining company.

He claimed following the incident, the body of the deceased was taken to the Gompa funeral home by ArcelorMittal management, but since February, the company has abandoned the body.

This is not the first accident involving an Arcelor Mittal train, resulting to death. Last year, a train of the company allegedly killed a man identified as Moses Weah. The deceased body spent a year at the Gompa funeral home before it was buried by ArcelorMittal management following intervention Representative Larry Younquoi.

Several citizens of Nimba, who spoke to The NewDawn on the issue, expressed disappointment about treatment being received from the company.

“My son, what this company is doing toward us is not good; this is our iron ore the so-called mining company is transporting day and night. Look at our roads”, a 32-year-old farmer Samuel Dahn, lamented.

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Efforts by our correspondent to contact the communication director at ArcelorMittal Ms Hesta Baker Pearson, proved unsuccessful.

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