On Thursday in Conakry, Vice President Dr Juldeh Jalloh handed over three loads of Medical Supplies donated by the Government of Sierra Leone to the Guinean authorities to treat victims of the fire disaster that occurred in Conakry last Sunday evening.
The donation was made at the Defense Headquarters to the Ministers of Internal Security and Health who are charged with the responsibility to manage the disaster.
The Vice President is leading three separate technical teams including Petroleum support, Disaster Management and Medical personnel. According to confirmed sources, a plan to supply petroleum products to the Guinea is been finalized.
Guineans are reportedly happy with the show of support from the government of Sierra Leone, as they lined up at the defense headquarters commending President Julius Maada Bio.
The incident, which occurred on Monday in Conakry, Guinea, resulted in a tragic toll of 13 lives lost and 88 reported injuries. The explosion at Conakry’s main oil terminal sent shockwaves through the Kaloum administrative district, causing extensive damage to homes and prompting mass evacuations. Concerns loom over potential repercussions for the broader population.
Despite successfully containing the blaze by Monday afternoon, the government in Guinea is launching an investigation into the unknown origin of the fire. Guinea, heavily dependent on imports stored in the Kaloum terminal, faces potential consequences that could directly impact its citizens.
Sierra Leone’s swift response underscores the regional unity in times of crisis, emphasizing the importance of cross-border support during challenging times.