‘16 identified Corpses yet to be collected by relatives’ -Connaught Hospital Secretary


November 11, 2021

By Isata Turay (Intern)

Secretary at the Connaught Hospital has told Concord Times that they still have at the mortuary a total of 16 identified corpse that were yet to be collected by relatives.

The 16 corpse were among the victims of the Wellington fuel taker explosion which took place on November 5.

Ibrahim Foday Musa was speaking in an exclusive interview with Concord Times at his Connaught Hospital Office in Freetown, where he encouraged relatives to collect the remains of their loved ones for burial.

On Friday, November 5, a loaded fuel tanker exploded at Bai Bureh Road, Wellington in Freetown and killed over one hundred people, with several others injured.

 “As of yesterday Tuesday November 9, we had 14 identified corpses at the mortuary facility, but two more people died last night making it 16 corpses now. Currently, we have 27 fire victims that are admitted here at the Connaught Hospital with two in critical condition, but he rest are responding to treatment,” he said.

He said before the passing away of those victims that are currently at the mortuary, they were still talking and were able to give out information about themselves and their relatives.

 He said the hospital has reached out to those relatives, but that they were yet to show up.

Meanwhile, over 83 of the victims that were unidentifiable were buried at the Bolima Cemetery in Waterloo, outskirt of Freetown.