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Robbers steal Ebola blood samples

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posted on Nov, 21 2014 @ 06:15 PM
Sometimes you get what you deserve.

"CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the unidentified robbers to hand over the samples that were stolen from the taxi during its 265-kilometer (165-mile) trek on winding rural roads from the central Kankan prefecture to a test site in southern Gueckedou.
The samples, stored in tightly wrapped vials tucked into a cooler bag, were in the care of a Red Cross courier who was among nine passengers sharing a taxi when three bandits on a motorbike led the attack near the town of Kissidougou, a local Red Cross official said."

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posted on Nov, 21 2014 @ 06:18 PM

"We don't understand why they stole the blood sample. Perhaps they thought there was cash hidden in the flask," Tolno said.

Or maybe they knew exactly what they were stealing.

posted on Nov, 21 2014 @ 07:16 PM
"Hey, I'm gonna run these deadly virus samples over to the lab, wanna call me a cab"? Really? This is crazy stupid. No armed guard, take a terrible route, and in a taxi no less, they were just asking for something to go wrong. I put most of the blame not on the bandits, but the idiots in charge of the samples. You would think it would be painful to be this ignorant....

Just to add, I agree that these bandits probably, more than likely knew exactly what they were going after.
edit on 21/11/14 by gunshooter because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 22 2014 @ 05:52 PM
posted earlier here

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