Erosion Hits Kru Town, West Point
Severe sea erosion has left several people homeless with valuable properties lost in New Kru Town and West Point Communities.
According to some of the affected persons who spoke to this paper following the incident, the situation occurred at Friday morning at about 6’o clock A.M at the Popo Beach. Though no casualty was reported during the sea erosion, many houses were wiped away while thousands of dollars worth of properties got damaged.
The affected residents of Popo Beach narrated that the sea became rough that fateful morning thus, causing the sea water to enter the affected houses. As a result of the severity of the sea erosion occupants of the affected houses were unable to salvage their belongings from their houses.
One of the affected residents, Kofa Teah, narrated that a 12 year-old boy was injured in one of the houses that was hard hit by the furious sea in the Foundah Community. He said the boy was later taken to the Redemption Hospital for medication.
Another victim, Madam Tete Doe-Weah, disclosed that her house was wiped away by the sea and damaged all of her prosperities. She then appealed to the Liberian Government to assist them as victims of the sea erosion.
“I have no other place to stay because all of my belongings are gone so, I’m appealing to philanthropists to assist me and my friends who are also affected by the incident,” Madam Doe-Weah said.
Report says in the West Point community, a resident was swept away by the raging sea while trying to retrieve some of his belongings from his house. A resident of West Point also said that a nine year-old boy was also carried away by the erosion when he went to defecate on the beach.
Friday’s sea erosion wiped away several houses and damaged thousands of dollars worth of properties in two of Liberia’s slum communities, West Point and New Kru Town.