Liberia: Ambulance crashes into crowd; 11 dead

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 23:22

Monrovia: An official in Liberia
says 11 people were killed after an ambulance crashed into a
crowd who had been waiting all day to see a visiting
presidential candidate.

Regional official Momo Kiadii said today the ambulance
crashed into the crowd late yesterday in the western town of
Vonzula. He says many others were wounded.

Presidential candidate Kennedy Sandy was visiting the
region on a campaign tour.

Police spokesman George Bardue confirmed the accident
today, but gave no details.

Fifteen candidates are challenging incumbent President
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in October`s poll.

Liberia was ravaged by civil wars for years until 2003.
The country is still struggling to maintain a fragile peace
with the help of UN peacekeepers.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 23:22

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