Nimba Co: Violent Rainstorm Leaves Several Wounded, Homeless in Kpein Township


At least 107 houses have been broken down in Kpein Township, District 8 Nimba County as a result of a disastrous storm on the night of Wednesday, May 5 2021.

Also, about 14 persons got wounded, with a 14-year-old girl leg left broken in the process.

Victims of the casualties were taken to the only clinic in the Town and others taken to herbalist in the nearby villages for care as they’re  experiencing  body pains and treatment of wounds.

The devastating incident have left over 500 persons homeless in the Township according to a statistics from the office of the Township Commissioner.

Kpein Township, the headquarters of Lao Clan in Electoral District 8 of Nimba is situated on the Monrovia highway and is some 25 minutes drive away from the City of Ganta.

Since the Wednesday’s natural disaster, residents of the Township especially those affected have been calling on the county authorities and other well meaning individuals to come to their aid.

Explaining to KMTV on Friday evening, Oretha Topkah, a mother of six cried out that she and her family have been sleeping outdoor because they have nowhere to go because the roof of her house was completely damaged by the storm.

Madam Tokpah is therefore calling on the government and the representative of the District Hon. Larry P. Younquoi to help she and her family with zinc and other materials to renovate their house.

“ I’m in my 9 months and there’s no way I can go on the farm, because I can give birth anytime soon, so I’ve been sleeping right outside here in order to mind our belongings while my husband is on the farm working with the other children at least for us to find food. But, I haven’t eaten for the last two days now because they haven’t been able to come to town since they went on farm.” An expectant mother [pregnant woman] told KMTV News.

Though citizens affected owing to the Wednesday’s disaster are yet to see intervention from the national government and county authorities of Nimba, but yesterday Sen. Prince Yormie Johnson visited the town and presented 50 bags of 25kg rice along USD $300.00 dollars on behalf of his family.

The Senator at the same promised the victims that he was taking the message to the central government and local authorities of the county so that they can come to the rescue of the victims.

Meanwhile, some residents of the Town residing in the diaspora also made a huge donation of rice on Friday.