A 38 year old Fulani woman Asma Barrie of 8 Samai Street in Kenema has narrowly escaped death on Wednesday morning July 16, 2008, when her toilet collapsed with her.
According to her son Mohamed Barrie who explained to Awoko that the house they reside in belongs to one Pa Mohamed Katta and they have stayed in the house for years.
He said his mother went to the toilet around 10 am and unfortunately for her the toilet collapsed with her and even some of the standing walls also felled into the pit.
One of the occupants of the compound noticed an unusual sound from the toilet, and she then went to the toilet and opened the door. To her surprise she found out that the toilet has collapsed and only saw the head of Asma who a few minutes earlier had passed her on the way and entered the toilet.
She then shouted for help, and neighbours rushed to the scene.
They succeeded in pulling Asma out from the pit latrine with all her body except her head which was not covered by human waste.
She was then washed and taken to the government hospital for medical attention.
Asma the victim has now been taken to Guinea for further treatment.
Residents of the compound with three houses are now using nearby toilets to attend to the call of nature.
In Kenema some people are now deviating from the old method of constructing toilet where in the wall is being built on top of the toilet, now the pit is being dug and covered with the wall joined to it with a pipe linking the two.