Nimba: 14 Wounded in Locomotives Collision On Yekepa-Buchanan Railway


At least 14 persons were left wounded during a tragic crashed between two locomotives on early Friday morning, 21 May, on the Yekepa-Buchanan railway.

The actual cause of the collision is yet to be ascertained, but initial report from an anonymous source revealed that the lack of effective communication between operators of the trains is amongst the main thing resulting to the Friday morning incidence which left those involved with severe bodily injuries.

The two trains which belong to iron ore mining giants, Arcelor Mittal Liberia (AML) both came from opposite directions, with one coming back from the Port at Buchanan after emptying the natural resources and the other leaving from Yekepa loaded with ore and headed for the Port City of Buchanan.

Sources further disclosed that usually, there is a communication link between both operators before leaving from either Yekepa or Buchanan, so that there would not be situation leading to such disaster.

But, what happened this morning has caused a lot of havoc, as the source also say investigation has been initiated into the incidence.

Those victimized (eight males and six females) owing to the latest incidence are both employees and nonemployees of Arcelor Mittal Liberia (AML).

The casualties were taken to the Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Ganta, where they are being given quick attention at the emergency unit of the hospital.

Though no deaths has been reported so far, but report gathered from the hospital denote that some of those affected are under critical condition.


The incident which took place about 198 Kilometers away from Yekepa, around the Constance’s Farm and CNC in District 8, Nimba County, also left several buckets of the train damaged.

The trains involved are with the license numbers 091 and 094.