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Bolor River Swallows One

-As Daily Struggle For Survival Turns Sour

By Esau J. Farr

A 23-year-old man has reportedly drowned at the Bolor River in Margibi County cutting short and sour a daily meal seeking expedition; that’s according to ELBC’s correspondent in Margibi County.

According to the Liberia Broadcasting System Correspondent in the county, Wacheh Cammue, 23, along with two of his friends over the weekend left their respective homes in search of daily contract that would enable them to get their daily meal, but the journey was fast turned sour and short for him when he reportedly met his untimely death.

Two of his friends who explained the ordeal of Tiah, as he was popularly called said they have left their various homes on that fateful day in the early hours of the day to go across the Bolor River stretching from Weala toward the boundary between Bong and Margibi Counties when their friend (Wache) drowned while trying to cross over.

“We reached at the Bolor River and we told him that he could not make it to cross, but after we left him, he decided to manage and cross on an old wood (log) and it was at that point that he lost control of the wood and felt off in deep water causing him to submerge several times before disappearing from our sights,” the surviving friends are quoted as saying.

Wache’s friends further said all efforts to rescue their colleague did not materialize because of the force of the water current since it was days after series of rainfall that caused the river to overflow its banks.

The ELBC Correspondent in Margibi told the national broadcaster that the lifeless body of the late Cammue was found two days after a man hunt was launched for him by both security personnel and community residents.

The remains of Cammue was laid to rest at the Bolor River Banks in accordance to tradition. In Liberia, dead bodies relating to drowning, negligent homicide and women dying in labor pain as well as a hunter mistakenly shooting a person dead for animal are forbidden to reach in town with a belief that it might invoke similar deaths as advised for by the gods and their ancestors.

 

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