Bong County Technical College on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, was a scene of sorrow when students who were about to write exams started jumping for their lives from first and second-floor windows to the grown.
While Semester examinations were in progress, a situation arose that caused a panic due to an unconfirmed rumor of the outbreak of a fire and the collapse of the building.
The situation led to injuries being sustained by eleven students and out of the number, four have been treated and discharged by Medical Doctors at the Phebe Hospital according to the College’s Executive Administrative Officer Dr. Andrew S. Allakamenin.
Among those injured are two pregnant women, one is among those that were discharged and the other is still undergoing medication.
Another unidentified student who jumped from the second floor sustained major injury both from the leg and the neck and has undergone surgery.
Dr. Allakamenin told Journalists during an impromptu Press Conference that the remaining seven students are presently undergoing treatment at the Hospital.
The BCTC Administration regrets the situation and has promised to ensure the treatment of the students as the Liberia National Police Bong Detachment and the College’s private Securities launch an investigation to establish the actual cause of the situation.
He said it was actually a sad day especially for the students who sustained major injuries adding he hopes the College’s administration will timely launch an Investigation to come up with fact findings.
“For me I was almost like losing hope when we started running but when I observed that the situation was becoming serious, I kept moving and with no other alternative, I only jumped through one of the first floor windows and unfortunately there was a broken bottle under my feet” Patient Suah Jallah of Lofa County from the Agriculture Department explained.