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An accident involving a motorcycle and a 4Runner Jeep along the Gbarnga-Melekie highway in Bong County has left at least three persons instantly dead.

The incident, according to report occurred at about 5P.M. at the Gbarnga Car Wash on Saturday when the jeep enroute from Monrovia developed flat tires, which left the driver confused and ran into the motorcyclist heading from Gbarnga.

The New Dawn correspondent, who visited the scene minutes after the accident, saw the jeep plunged into a nearby river, while operator of the motorcycle along with a female passenger died instantly.

The jeep driver was pronounced dead subsequently upon arrival at a local hospital. Rescuers from nearby community were in vigorous search of passengers onboard the vehicle in the river, many of whom reportedly sustained major injuries.

The injured victims include a soldier of the Armed Forces of Liberia and a teenage girl, who was onboard the motorcycle.

By Papa Morris from Bong-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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