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Liberia mourns Guinean plane crash deaths

By Jos Garneo Cephas
The late Gen. Souleyman Kelefa Diallo
The late Gen. Souleyman Kelefa Diallo

(lbsonline/Liberia)-Latest release from the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) puts the number of Guinea’s military plane crash causalities in Margibi County to 11.

Amongst those who died include Gen. Souleyman Kelefa Diallo, Commandant, Mahal Diallo, Presse Militaire, Mamodou Conde, Interpreter, Commandant Abodrame Camara, and Adjutant Bangoura.

Others are Presse Militaire, Mustapha Sangare, Pilot, Col. Mamadou Celou Dalin Diallo, Soriba Diawara and Mohamed Koumbassa.

A Guinea plane CN235 CASA marked 3X Tipple ‘G’, carrying a high power military delegation from the Republic of Guinea to attend ceremonies marking the 56th  celebration of the Armed Forces Day of Liberia, Monday, February 11 2013, crashed in Charlesville, Margibi County while it was heading for the Roberts International Airport(RIA) to land.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf immediately paid a visit at the scene of the wreckage, hours after the incident. According to information, official arrangements are being made to have the corpses flown to Guinea Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Following a declaration of a National Holiday Day by President Sirleaf, Liberians and foreigners alike, joined the Government and people of Guinea to commemorate this historic mournful event and expressed their  profound sadness for the irreparable loss sustained, while at the same called on all Guineans to have solace in the Lord. 


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