8 Dead Bodies Found In Ganta…Ebola Kills 2 Ambulance Drivers

By Solomon Gaye In Nimba County

Eight dead bodies have been discovered in Ganta, Nimba County as authorities of the county continue to combat the deadly Ebola.

The INQUIRER gathered that in Ganta, two of the dead bodies were found at the Palm Community in Deakehmehn while the balance six were found in various communities in and around Ganta, a commercial city in the county.

At the Ganta City Corporation Hall, a spokesman of the Ebola Task Force in the area said the eight dead bodies may have died from Ebola or related cases.

Information closed to the Ebola Task Force in the county indicated that the eight bodies died during the weekend in Ganta and the bodies were taken over by the Ebola burial team for interment.

In a related development, two Ambulance drivers working for the Ministry of Health and assigned in Nimba County have died.

The two drivers, Victor Naiyee, and Oliver Kough died one week ago in Nimba after contracting the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Oliver Kough was assigned at the J.W. Harley Hospital in Sanniquellie while Victor Naiyee was assigned with the Saclepea Comprehensive Health Center in Saclepea, Nimba County.

A sister of Oliver Kough, Kama Kough said, the death of her brother derived from the ambulance that he was driving which was always transporting Ebola patients. She said Oliver Kough left behind several children including his wife and a host of other relatives.

When contacted, the Medical Director at the J. W. Harley Hospital, Dr. Laurine Cooper refused to comment on the issue and said she was not clothed with the authority to speak to the press.

According to report gathered by this paper the two drivers died after contracting the Ebola virus while on duty.Olive Kough died at the holding center in Monrovia, while Victor Naiyee died at the Comprehensive Health Center in Saclepea.