The remains of late Sylvester Patrick Sam Moriba, 37, commonly called ‘Chairman’, former staff of G. Shankerdas and Sons Sierra Leone Limited, has been laid to rest at the Kissy Cemetery after church services at the Holy Cross Parish Lowcost Housing Estate in Kissy, Freetown.The young man met his death whilst on duty at a company customer’s residence where he was patching one of Shankerdas water tanks that had sprung a leak. According to sources, the deceased had been working with Shankerdas for more than 10 years as one of their electricians. He had been using a ‘Blow Lamp’ to mend rubber containers for awhile. According to information on Wednesday 1st January 2020, Patrick was killed when a welding tank exploded inside a water tank. He was badly burned and rushed to Connaught Hospital. He died on Friday 3rd January 2020. The Public Relations Officer of G. Shankerdas and Sons, Sawyer, confirmed that the late man was indeed an employee of the company and was repairing a faulty tank at the residence of one of their customers.” He confirmed, “The explosion left the late Patrick with severe injuries that led to his death at the Connaught Hospital, in Freetown.” The late man’s funeral was well-attended by family members, the Church and former workmates. A Commissioner of the Sierra Leone Labour Congress (on anonymity) expressed frustration over the incident and promised family members an investigation into the cause of death and other safety standards. Sylvester Patrick Sam Moriba recently celebrated his one year wedding anniversary and was survived by his wife and three young children.
By Mohamed Kabba
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