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Liberia consoles Niger over national tragedy

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is consoling President Mohamadou Issoufou of Niger, following heavy rain that left at least forty-four persons dead and about eleven –thousand injured.

Several homes, infrastructure and other installations were damaged in the Tuesday, August 29, 2017, incident.

A Foreign Ministry release said President Sirleaf described the incident as unfortunate, and expressed her deepest sympathy to the Nigerien Leader, Government and people, and especially to the bereaved families over the incident.

President Sirleaf, according to the release, is praying for strength, courage and fortitude upon the people of Niger during this period of National Mourning.


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