President George Manneh Weah visited the scene of the fire disaster that reportedly left 29 persons dead, promising the Muslim community of government’s cooperation in investigating the cause of the fatal incident.
“It is completely heart breaking and unfortunate that we lost this high number of innocent citizens to fire. On behalf of my government, I extend sincere sympathies,” the President told the crowd of community residents who had gathered to behold the tragic scene on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.
The President assured the families and Muslim community that government would work with them to investigate the cause of the fire and to assist the bereaved families in any way possible and provide
assistance to four others said to be in critical condition at a local hospital.
The Liberian Leader, accompanied by several officials of government, described as unfortunate, pitiful and horrific the fire incident that has befallen the Muslim community.
“I was touched by the terrible news and decided to rush here this morning to see for myself the families of the children and the community leadership to extend my sympathy,” he said.
“It is saddening even when a single citizen dies; what much more about 28 children, potential leaders, who were aspiring for a better and prosperous future,” he added.
The Liberian Leader called on Liberians irrespective of their religious beliefs to pray for the bereaved families during their difficult and trying times.
The children, according to the Grand Mufti of Monrovia, Shieh Abubakar Sumarou, will be buried in a mass grave after the funeral rites.