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Ebola: Liberian Woman Hangs To Death In Lagos

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The Liberian woman, who is popularly called Kate was found dead, hanging from a tree on Bankole street, Isheri-Oke, in Lagos State on Friday morning.

She was found putting on a black sweater and an orange skirt under a pear tree. According to what a correspondent from PUNCH newspaper who visited the scene gathered, the Liberian woman simply known as Kate worked in a satchet water factory before she died. She was also reported to have been sickly. She was therefore avoided by the community because of her nationality and her state of health, a situation which could have frustrated her.

A resident who spoke to PUNCH newspaper said "She attended a church in the area and her church members still saw her yesterday. I used to see her everyday in the dress she died in. She was sick and people in this area had avoided her, especially after the Ebola outbreak".

Another resident said "We see her in this neighborhood everyday. She always looked sick but people stopped selling to her after the Ebola outbreak. It could be because she was a Liberian and looked sickly. This might have frustrated her".

The deadly Ebola disease, which was reported to have entered Nigeria via an American-Liberia, Patrick Sawyer is reported to have killed a lot of people in Liberia, the home country of Kate. Some of the residents of the street where she reportedly hung herself are therefore of the opinion that she did it out of frustration.

It was gathered that the incident had been reported to the Isheri Police Division. The correspondent of PUNCH newspaper who visited the scene however reported that as at 11 a.m, the body of the woman called Kate was still hanging on the pear tree.

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Godwin Ibe

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