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Man, 21, drowns in Sasstown

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Report reaching this paper says a 21 year – old man named Lawrence Morlu has been discovered dead in Bomi County, days after he went fishing on 23 October. The victim, who is said to be a father of two, was a resident of Sasstown, Bomi County in western Liberia. A family of the deceased, Cecelia Varnie told this paper that the incident came as a misfortune to them because the deceased (Morlu) was the breadwinner of his family.

She says prior to his death, Morlu usually went fishing and returned home with fishes. But on his last journey, she says, the deceased was found floating on the St. Paul River with his right eye eaten up by what she believes to be crabs.
Explaining in tears, Cecelia wondered how she will care for the deceased’s kids as their mother Miata Jorgbor had earlier died in September under suspicious manner.

She says Morlu was considered to be a strong youth advocate in the town who fought to unite young people despite their individual political affiliation. He is remembered by locals of working to see meaningful development projects such as bridges, palaver hut and self – saving susu club, among others.

Cecelia adds that the death of the late Morlu has created a serious gap among the youth in the area who depended on him to make things happen through his advocacy on behalf of the inhabitants of the town.

She indicated that the deceased’s corpse is deposited at a local funeral home while preparation is ongoing among the people in the town pay their final respect to Morlu.

By Emmanuel Mondaye –Edited by Winston W. Parley

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