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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaAn ArcelorMittal moving train has knocked down a 21 years old man to death in Zahn Tonwin Town, District #8 in Nimba County. The late Nya Yor was a resident of the LMPC by-pass community in Ganta, Nimba County.

Family members of the victim told The NewDawn Nimba correspondent that prior to the incident, the deceased was at home, but left on Friday, March 5, 2015 only to learn that he was killed by a moving train.

The body of the late Nya Yor was discovered by villagers at 8 a.m. Monday with one of his hands reportedly cut off by the train.

According to one eyewitness, the accident occurred between 3 and 4 a.m. on Monday, March 9.

The accident involving the late Nya Yor, brings to four in less than two years such tragedy of train operated by the minding company, ArcelorMittal, hitting victims to death in Nimba, mainly in districts two and eight.

The communication manager at  ArcelorMittal, Madam Hester Bakar Pearson, said, all of the company’s trains are mounted with video cameras that help in determining objects on the train track.

Madam Pearson said she was informed by the operator of the train about a dead body lying on the track prior to his arrival on the scene of the body.

She alleged that on several occasions, dead bodies have been discovered on the track, but did not say whether those bodies were left there by unknown persons, who may have committed those murders and taken the bodies on the track to indicate that the victims died of train accidents.

It may be recalled that the body of 50 years old Moses Weah, who was allegedly killed by a train, spent more than a year in the mortuary before it was turned over to the deceased’s family for burial.

The management of ArcelorMittal at the time denied that its train killed the late Moses Weah.

However, after intervention by Representative Larry Younquoi of District #8, the deceased’s body was subsequently turned over to family members.

By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba

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