Banner Image: A man squats next to the body of the late Joseph Galakpai. The DayLight/Emmanuel Sherman

By Emmanuel Sherman

GOLA KONNEH – A man has died in a logging accident in Grand Cape Mount County.

Joseph Galakpai died on Saturday after a tree he was harvesting fell on him and killed him instantly in the Gola Konneh Community Forest operated by Akewa Group of Companies.

“I sent my town chief and everybody went there and buried the man,” said Momo Thomas, paramount chief of the Gola Konneh.

The late Galakpai had reportedly joined the Nigerian logging firm just two days before the unfortunate incident.  

Logging is a dangerous occupation, involving huge trees and the use of equipment such as chainsaws.

In April earlier this year, a man was killed in Bong County after a tree he cut fell on him.

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