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Survivors from recent accident that happened on Gbakor Hill Kakata Monrovia highway, an accident that led to the death of about seven persons, are calling on government and NGOs, including well meaning individuals, to lend them a helping hand to settle some of their bills in the hospitals and other needs.

The accident happened early this year January when a truck, plate number BT 0994, heading to Maryland County, somersaulted three times on the Gbakor Hill Todee district Kakata Monrovia highway, leading to the instant death of seven persons including the driver, carboy and conductor with the rest of the people injured.

According to the report, the truck failed while heading down the Hill, following a mechanical default from the gear level. The vehicle was said to be carrying about seventeen (17) persons on board, most of whom where business people, and their goods. According to reports gathered by this paper, when the accident occurred, some of the victims were rushed to the Rennie Hospital in Kakata Margibi County and later brought to Monrovia.

One of the survivals, T. Samuel Doune, told the New Dawn Newspaper at the St Joseph Catholic hospital in Monrovia, that since they were taken to the hospital, no one has gone there to see them. According to him, he and his colleagues have lost everything they had on board the truck and they do not know where to start from again.

Samuel Doune who spoke for he and his friends told this paper that Maryland County senior senator John Ballout is the only person they have seen helping with bills from the St. Joseph Catholic hospital. Samuel has also called on the Liberian government and NGOs, as well as humanitarian organizations, to assist them restart their live. 

He said the truck was heading to Maryland County with their goods on board. He used the occasion to sympathize with families of those who died in the accident. Samuel Doune 50, praised the Maryland County Senior Senator for his humanitarian work and encouraged him not to give up.

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