Liberia: Cummings Sympathizes with Families of New Kru Town Stampede Victims
MONROVIA – The Standard Bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Mr. Alexander B. Cummings has paid visits to wounded victims and families of those who died from the New Kru Town Stampede. On Friday, Mr. Cummings visited the Redemption Hospital and homes of families of those killed in the New Kru Town Tragedy following an open-air church service. On last Thursday morning, 30 persons were killed and several wounded at a church crusade on the D. Twe Field in new Kru Town.
Disheartened by such a tragedy and based on his passion for the people, Mr. Cummings was the first opposition political leader to visit the Borough of New Kru Town since the unforeseen occurrence. He firstly visited the Redemption Hospital and interacted with several wounded victims of the unfortunate incident; consoling and comforting them to be hopeful of their recovery. The down to earth and people-centered presidential hopeful then made visitations or stops at the homes of families who lost their loved ones to the tragedy to identify with them.
Mr. Cummings condemned the situation and extended deepest sympathies to the families of the bereaved. “I have come to identify with you and console you during these sad periods of your families. I promised to be with you during these periods of your bereavement. This is a national calamity. I will come back to identify with you.”
In response, the affected families and wounded victims at the Redemption Hospital appreciated the visit of Mr. Cummings. They said despite their distressing conditions, they were relieved and happy that Mr. Cummings could reach out to tem at the hospital and their various homes to sympathize and identify with them.