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Crusade death toll hits 31

As Redemption Hospital and Cora Clinic discharge several

By Lincoln G. Peters

Montserrado County District #16 Representative Dickson Seboe says the number of victims who died following a stampede at a crusade last month in New Kru Town has hit 31.

Health authorities initially confirmed 29 deaths, but Mr. Seboe told state broadcaster Tuesday, 1 February 2022  that the death toll has risen to 31 so far.

According to representative Seboe, the new deaths included three children.

He narrated that one of them called Patrick from Copper Street in New Kru Town died at his home several days after the incident, and another child who people walked on so badly, died in the same New Kru Town.

Meanwhile, Representative Seboe reported that 49 victims who were at Redemption Hospital and Cora Clinic have all been discharged.

‘’We had about 49 persons that were injured and they have been undergoing medical treatment at the Redemption Hospital and Cora Clinic in New Kru Town, but they all are discharged,” he said. 

“We also understand that the police [are] coming up with their investigative report, but we hope they do that urgently because we need [it], said Rep. Seboe.

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He noted that losing 31 people is not something easy and he wants to make sure all those in connection to this are punished.

He thanked all those that stand with the district during the mourning period, adding that they will make sure that justice is served.

Health authorities in New Kru Town from Redemption Hospital and Cora Medical Clinic on Tuesday confirmed that they have discharged approximately 48  survivors from last month’s stampede at a crusade organized by Apostle Abraham Kromah, commonly known here as More Grace.

Speaking in an interview with this paper, the Officer in Charge (OIC) at the Cora Medical Clinic Mr. Sedwon Bestman said on 25 January 2022, they discharged 32 patients who were admitted to the clinic from the stampede in New Kru Town.

According to him, during the night of the incident, nine people were admitted at the clinic by several members of Apostle Abraham Kromah’s Church and additionally, three persons were rushed at the clinic the next morning, bringing the total number to 12 at the clinic.

The Cora Medical clinic OIC explained that the additional 19 persons were sent by Rep. Seboe.

Also speaking, Redemption Hospital Medical Director, Dr. Williamata S. Williams-Gibson confirmed that they had 16 persons admitted to the hospital and they were undergoing treatment.

But Gibson noted that they all have been discharged and are currently at their respective homes and very sound medically.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/rep-dion-seboe-new-kru-town-is-restless/

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