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Liberian man sets health ministry on fire over Ebola handling

Man allegedly protests the country’s response to the Ebola outbreak by starting fire in government building.

A Liberian man walked into the country’s health ministry offices Wednesday and set the second floor wing on fire after reportedly losing a family member to the Ebola virus. 

According to reports, the man held the government responsible for the death of his relative, claiming they were not equipped to handle the disease. Government officials in Monrovia say they are still investigating what happened. 

Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare posted this picture of the building to its website and Facebook page: