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Heavy downpour leads to 4 deaths in Nimba

By Thomas Domah /Nimba County

Medical Doctors at the Jackson Fiah Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita, Lower Nimba County have pronounced four persons dead after they were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

This followed a heavy downpour characterized by storms that broke down a rice kitchen, leading to the death of four farmers, including babies.

The incident transpired in Sarbogantuo Yeepuepea, outside Sarlay town in electoral district# 6, Lower Nimba County.

A victim of the incident, Linda Saywah narrates that they were 20 women groups, who had gone to do daily hire jobs for 200 Liberian Dollars each on the farm of one Harrison Kahn and his wife Pauline when the incident occurred.

She explains that out of the 20 women groups, seven (7) were harvesting peppers, while three were harvesting rice on the farm.

The NEW DAWN gathered that the seven women who were sent on the pepper farm rushed to the old kitchen full of rice, which broke down and instantly killed four of them, including their children.

Farmers who met their death over the weekend include a three-month-old pregnant woman, Beauty Kruatage and her 2-year-old son, Oldman Kruatage and a 17-year-old girl Kpawonseh Wehyeegbay plus her year-old baby Old Pa Weheegbay.

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The owners of the farms, Mr. Harrison Kahn and his wife Pauline, are currently in police custody facing investigation in Tappita, Nimba County.

Early this year, about 30 people were hospitalized at the Jackson Fiah Doe hospital in Tappita, Lower Nimba County after they ate a dead goat during communion farming.

The victims, including 26 females and 10 males came from Yarwein Mehnsonnoh District # 9, where they had gone to work on the farm of Pastor Joshua Freeman. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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