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–Several homes burn

Police authority in Monrovia have confirmed clashes in the south eastern towns of Grand Kru County over a stretch of land which resulted to the burning down of several homes.

Police spokesman Moses Carter told the New Dawn in Monrovia Sunday that the clashes were over a boarder land between Grand Kru and Maryland with each of the nearby towns claiming ownership.

He named the towns as Worwein of Maryland County and Berwein in Grand Kru County. Carter said the stretch of disputed land is being divided by a creek.

He told the paper that citizens from Berwein left their town in Grand Kru and burned down structures in Worwein, in Maryland.

The police spokesman further told the New Dawn that it took the efforts of officers of the Liberian National police to bring the situation under control.

The police confirmation follows reports in two online editions Independent Probe and GNN, which reported of clashes over forestland.

Mr. Carter further told this paper that the Superintendent of both Grand Kru and Maryland have agreed to visit the disputed area for the demarcation of the border between the two counties.

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