Several Injured as Two locomotives belonging to ArcelorMittal collide Head-on.

Nimba County – Several persons are reported injured after two locomotives belonging to ArcelorMittal collided.

The incident which occurred at about 11:30pm Friday night when one of the locomotives transporting ore from Yekepa, Nimba County to the Port of Buchanan in Grand Bassa County collided with another locomotive returning from Buchanan left about 14 person seriously injured as the result of the collision.

Reports reaching us states locomotive 094 was returning from Buchanan after experiencing a mechanical breakdown in Mongbain Town, Nimba County when the oncoming train ran into it on the track.

The train which had some mechanical problem nonhad three-employees onboard while the one heading to Bassa with the ore had on board 11 people transporting 120 buckets of ore for export.

The victims which include four children and women have been undertaking treatment at the Ganta Methodist Hospital.

Those hospitalized include the two operators of the two trains, an expatriate and 11 non-employees.

Meanwhile, residents of Nimba County have blamed the incident to the result of poor communication from the management of the company.

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