The United Nimba Citizens Council (UNICCO) based in the United States has identified with family members of the eight persons who lost their lives on the night of February 23, 2021 night as a result of Carbon Monoxide from a generator.
The incident occurred in the Coal Tar Field Community in Paynesville, following the graduation celebration of one of the deceased, Nancy Miller, who graduated from the University of Liberia. Other deceased include; Favor (Nancy’s only daughter), Ma Yah Miller (Nancy’s mother), Alice Wuo (Nancy’s aunt), and Kou Miller, another family member.
Three of the deceased from Bong County had been buried before caskets bearing remains of Nancy and her family members were taken to Zuluyee Town, Nimba County on Friday, April 2, 2021, amid tears.
Following the presentation of the remains to the Miller family by Superintendent Nelson Korquoi, UNICCO, through its Country Representative, Attorney Phelecia C. Yeebahn, could not hold back such sorrow but took the stage to extend condolences to the citizens of Nimba and Bong Counties the disaster.
On behalf of UNICCO, Atty. Yeebahn donated to the Nimba family the cash of US$1,000.00, rice, oil, and another foodstuff worth US$750.00 and US$500.00 to the bereaved families of Bong County. Out of the US$500, US$200 was given to the wife of one of the deceased who gave birth a week ago and US$150 given to each of the other families.
Both families expressed thanks to UNICCO President, Mr. Dahn Dennis, and members of the Council for identifying with them.
They also thanked the UNICCO Delegation for being transparent. Though it was a sad event, the families were elated by a detailed explanation of the money by the UNICCO Liberia delegation and expressed their willingness to work with the Council.
Other members of the UNICCO Delegation to Nimba include Edmund Gbarwee and Fredrick P. W. Gaye.
However, the deceased have since been laid to rest in Zuluyee Town, Garr Clan, Nimba County in Electoral District #2.