9 Bodies Discovered In Ganta

By Solomon T. Gaye

The remains of nine persons have been discovered in various communities in the commercial city of Ganta, Nimba County.

The bodies were discovered by the Ebola Task Force set up to fight the Ebola virus in Nimba County, our correspondent in the northern Liberian county has disclosed.

Our correspondent quoted the Ganta City Mayor, Dorr Cooper as saying that some of the nine bodies discovered met their untimely demise over the weekend having been abandoned by their families. The City Mayor said some of the diseased left Ganta to some unknown destination where they died and that it has not been established by the Nimba County Health Team whether the nine persons died from the Ebola virus.

Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the country, report of people killed by the virus continues to swell in Nimba. In an interview, Mayor Cooper appealed to the international community and donors to extend their services in Nimba to help save the life of people affected by the deadly Ebola virus.

He said those quarantined by the Ebola Task Force along with the Nimba County Health Team are in dire need of food and medication as they await their treatment. The death tolls in the commercial city of Ganta continue to rise over the past three days as bodies are said to be almost every parts of the city thus, creating serious fear amongst local residents in the county.

Recently, a man believed to be in his 30s was discovered dead at the Monrovia parking station in Ganta. The man according to report is an employee of the Federation of Road Transport Union in Ganta and that the death of the man has created serious panic amongst workers of the Transport Union as they are attributing it to the Ebola virus.