Boy, 14, Dies after Falling From Tree


A 14-year old orphan, whose parents died during the civil-war, died after falling from a golden plum tree in Monnisuah Town, in Zuzohn Session, in the Blaydah Chiefdom, Glakon Statutory District #2 ‘A’, Grand Bassa County.

The uncle of the deceased, Joseph Gareway, told this newspaper over the weekend that Dehkpoe Garway met his untimely death when he climbed a “golden plump tree in the town to pick some plums and accidentally fell and broke his neck.”

He explained that Dehkpoe left their residence in Monrovia to spend time with some of his relatives in Monnisuah Town when the incident occurred.

“After the boy’s death, some of the relatives in that town called me via cell phone and I went there for the burial,’’ he said.

The Unification Town Chief (UTC) who resides in Monnisuah Town, Robert Yeah has meanwhile passed a law forbidding people from climbing golden plum and other trees to avoid a repeat of the incident.

He warned parents to adhere to the law and stop sending their children to pick plums, oranges and doing any other dangerous work.

He said besides the death of young Dehkpoe, many others have fallen from plum, orange, and palm trees in the chiefdom leaving some seriously injured and others crippled.


  • Born unto the union of Mr. & Mrs. Johnson Tamba on May 16. Graduated from the Salvation Army School System " William Booth high school" in 2006/2007 academic year. He also went to the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) computer program, where he graduated with a diploma in computer literate in 2008. He is now a senior student of the University of Liberia, Civil engineering department, reading Civil engineering. He is in a serious relationship with Mercy Johnson and has a junior boy name, Otis Success Johnson, born 2016, March 29.

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