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USA-NKRAO-USA Extends Sympathy to New Kru Town Victims

USA-The Board of Directors, National Executive Council, and officers and members of the National Krao Association in the Americas have extended “deepest sympathy to the families of the victims of the 19 January 2022 stampede that took the innocent lives of citizens of the Borough of New Kru Town following a stampede”.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by this horrific incident that took the lives of innocent citizens of our beloved borough”, NKRAO-USA said in a press release signed by its Secretary-General Tom Khoury.

“To the victims and families, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May the souls of the lives lost rest in peace and the peace of God which is beyond the understanding of men be with you”, the press statement read.

“The National Krao/Kru Association in the Americas stands in solidarity with the victims, families, the borough of New Kru Town, and the entire nation as they mourn this horrific act that was perpetrated against innocent citizens whose only goal was to go and worship God. No person anywhere should have to fear violence or terror in a place of worship.”

The group condemned perpetrators of the stampede and averred that “it is times like these that we must all band together against these kinds of evil acts. We hope and pray that those perpetrators will be held accountable.”

NKRAO-USA extended thanks and appreciation to the Redemption Hospital Administration and staff for providing the necessary medical support, the local and national law enforcement, local and national leadership, and members of the community who stepped up and helped victims of this tragic event.

It can be recalled that in January, a stampede erupted resulting in the death of at least 30 people and injured an unspecified number in the northern coastal New Kru Town area of Monrovia, during a crusade. It was reported that criminals attacked worshippers gathered on an open field located at the D. Tweh Memorial High School.


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