Liberia National Fire Service dismisses late arrival claims by some Liberians in Paynesville Fire disaster


The Liberia National Fire Service has dismissed claims by some Liberians that its late arrival at the Scene of the  fire disaster in Paynesville resulted to the death of over 26 students  on Tuesday September 16, 2019.

Speaking at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing on Thursday in Monrovia, the Chief investigator of the Liberia National Fire service Col. Robert Holder said fire fighters were on time to put the fire under control  but they could not as they were challenged by the lack of Motor road that could give them easy access to the building with the fire fighter truck and other equipment. He said the streets and alleys in the community are occupied by unauthorized structures.

Col. Holder further disclosed that the affected school building was constructed with sun-standard materials which made it easy to burned down completely.

The National Fire Service Chief investigator meanwhile called on Liberians to stop building on alleys and streets to avoid future embarrassment.

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