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Grand Gedeh: Unknown Explosive Injures Man, 62

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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaThe burning of bushes and over grown grass in villages and towns have become habitual in the country with less concern about the far reaching consequences that go with such unwholesome practices.

Report from Grand Gedeh County revealed that a 62-year-old man Joseph Quaye was a victim in an attempt to quench a burning grass in Zwedru near the Munah International Hotel on Carr Avenue.

Police Chief Inspector, Prince Gballeh, told our grand Gedeh Correspondent that an unknown person set the grass on Carr Avenue ablaze last Wednesday and while Mr. Quaye was trying to quench the fire an explosion occurred, resulting to the injury.  

According to the police, the type of explosive is yet to be established, as the county police have invited experts from Gbarnga, Bong County to establish the type of explosive.

Inspector Gballeh has warned citizens of the county to refrain from burning grass and bushes in villages and towns to avoid what he called unexpected danger. He further warned that the burning of grass and bushes is dangerous, stressing it creates health hazard and that it is also against safety rule.

Meanwhile, victim Quaye has been transferred from the Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital to the John F. Kennedy for further medical attention owing to the severity of the injury.

According to the Medical Officer at the Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital, Dr. Augustine Quiah, at the time the victim was reported to the Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru, his condition was very critical, as he was unconscious and could only survive under intensive care at a medical facility with the sophisticated equipment to deal with the degree of injury.

Dr. Quiah added that the particles from the explosion broke the bones of the victim’s right leg. He said the particles also penetrated the broken bones of the right leg into the left lame.

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