President George M. Weah has declared a 3-day state of National Mourning following the loss of lives in a stampede in New Kru Town outside Monrovia.
The incident is reported to have taken place during an open-air church service in the D Tweh High School which led to the death of at least 29 persons and left several wounded.
The President in his wisdom has ordered that the national ensign be flown at half-mast at all public buildings throughout the Republic, mandating the Liberia National Police to conduct a full-scale investigation to ascertain whether or not there is criminal culpability.
He urged the authorities of the LNP to ensure the investigation is speedy and thorough, saying that anyone found liable will be dealt with by the law.
The Liberian leader also called on health authorities, including the Liberian National Red Cross and the Disaster Management Agency, to assist with treatment and recovery efforts.
The President extended his deepest sympathies to the families of the bereaved while thanking all those who provided help to the victims in the immediate aftermath of the stampede.
Meanwhile, the dedication ceremony of the new Duala Market which was to be performed by the President today has been postponed indefinitely in deference to the deceased.