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Boy, 9, Dies In Kakata Fire Incident
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2015

The charred body of the late Amos Morris

 

 

Boy, 9, Dies In Kakata Fire Incident

By Richard D Baysah, LINA Margibi County Correspondent

KAKATA, January 13 (LINA)  - A nine-year-old boy identified as Amos Morris of the Sugar Hill Community in Kakata, Margibi County was burned beyond recognition Monday when fire gutted the three-bedroom house in which he was residing.

An eyewitness and Chairman of the Sugar Hill Community, Edward Carter, told the Liberia News Agency that on Monday afternoon residents saw smoke coming from the roof of the house, prompting community members to rush to the scene to help contain the situation.

Carter explained that in the process of putting the fire off with water, they discovered the charred body of little Amos who was locked up in one of the rooms.

Later, the father of the deceased, Larry Morris, said he left his son along with his mother at home early that morning and went to work, only to receive a phone call informing him that his house was gutted by fire, leaving his son dead.

The cause of the fire and the name of the person who may have reportedly locked little Morris up have not been established, but officers of the National Fire Service and the Liberia National Police are investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, the  local Commander of the Liberia National Fire Service, Lieutenant/Col. Johnson Freeman, is appealing to the national government for a fire truck to tackle future fire outbreaks in the county. 

LINA

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