Mysterious Fire Renders 30 Homeless in Foya

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The home of five families was badly damaged by a mysterious fire during the latter half of November. The blaze rendered the victims homeless in Sengal Town in the Foya Statutory District of Lofa County.

A representative of the families, Fayia Sengi, explained the incident in an interview with the Daily Observer.

When asked about the cause of the fire, Mr. Sengi explained that the occupants of the four-bedroom house had left for their farms that fateful day only to return and meet the house completely gone up in flames.

The fire victims have sounded an urgent appeal to all well-meaning Liberians, churches, humanitarian entities, non-governmental organizations, government officials and heads of public and private organizations to come to their aid.

“The 30 occupants of the 4-bed room house are now homeless and temporarily residing with friends and relatives in the nearby villages in Foya District, Lofa County,” Mr. Sengi revealed.

“Sengal Town is situated eight miles Northeast of Foya Airfield; most residents of the town are mainly peasant farmers involved in food production,” Mr. Sengi explained.

“My brother, I only saw the huge fire that destroyed the entire house, the actual cause of the fire remains a complete mystery up to this time,” Mr. Sengi went on.

The occupants of the house lost everything, including radios, tape recorders, money, school supplies for their children, and other valuable household items.

When asked what kind of assistance the victims of the fire needed, Mr. Sengi answered: cement, planks, steel rods, zinc, clothing, and house hold utensils; items necessary for the families to get back on their feet.

He added that such assistance may be channeled through the Publisher of the Daily Observer newspaper, Kenneth Y. Best and with Rev. Samuel Flomo of Liberia Free Pentecostal Global Mission church taking charge of donations in Foya District.

Any of our distinguished readers who wish to help can do so by calling the following numbers: +231-886-812-888,

                   +231-0886-684-166,

                   +231-0886-410-186 and,

                    +231-0888-907-171. 

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