Fire Outbreak Leaves Three Dead Near President Weah’s House

A fire outbreak near President George Weah’s residence in Rehab, Cooper Farm community has led to the death of three children and injury of an adult.

The cause of the fire outbreak is yet to be discovered.

Eyewitnesses who were on the ground told our reporter that the fire started at about 12:39 am early Wednesday morning.

Another eyewitnesses said the Liberia National Fire Service stationed in the President’s compound, few minutes away from the site, was called but they were told by Fire Service agents that the service lacked water and, and besides it was too late to come to their rescue.

“We called them but they told us that it was too late to come outside and secondly, they had run out of water to get the fire off. You people should do your best,” the witness, quoting the Fire Service agent said.

K-news was unable to get the National Fire Service’s response up to press time.

Afeela Wiaka age sixteen, little James Wiaka age eleven died in the fire while Darius, age nine died upon arrival at the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

According to one of the survivors, they have no idea what led to the fire outbreak.

“We cannot tell you how this fire started. Now, our house is damaged and we lost three children, one girl and two boys,” the survivors lamented.

Meanwhile, victims of the fire outbreak are seeking help from humanitarians, well-meaning individuals, and sympathizers in and around Liberia.

This story is developing. Detail to follow.

By: Edwin T. Battaforyen

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