first_imgFlooded 15 Gate to Du Bridge Road. Residents in the area are compelled to travel to Harbel by canoe, due to the collapse of the Du River Bridge in June of 2017.But life jackets donated by Rep. Tarwonpeh saves all 12 on boardBy Richard Duke Baysah (LINA)Kakata – Another canoe has capsized near the collapsed Du River Bridge along the 15 Gate – Harbel route.The canoe had 12 persons, including two operators, on board, but this time all survived the incident.Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency (LINA) in Bondiway, in Firestone, Acee Tweh, a correction officer who was among those that survived the incident, said they went to Harbel to attend to their individual businesses and were returning home late Wednesday evening when the canoe capsized.Acee Tweh, 33, a survivor from Wednesday’s capsized canoe of the Du River in Firestone“We got to the crossing point very late that evening, at about 7:30 PM and immediately launched an appeal to the operator of the canoe to cross us. He was very reluctant, owing to the fact that it was very dark and there was no light to see,” Miss Tweh explained.She also said that when they boarded the canoe and tried to cross the river, they found it difficult due to the high current of the water. The operator lost control of the canoe, and it collided with a very big stick in the middle of the water, causing it to turn over with them.“I was the only passenger on board without a life jacket, so I nearly got drowned during the incident”, Tweh said.The incident has left Miss Tweh with multiple wounds on her body. She is now urinating with blood as a result of inhaling a huge quantity of water after the canoe capsized.A similar incident occurred last month over the Gben River in Smell No Taste, after a canoe capsized with 15 people on board. That incident was reported to have left nine persons dead, but only 5 bodies were recovered by the Liberia National Coast Guard of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).Tawah Tamba,22, a survivor from Wednesday’s capsized canoe of the Du River in FirestoneAnother survivor spoken to, Miss Taywah Tamba, age 22, said she had gone on the day of the incident to register with the Harbel Community College when the canoe capsized.Meanwhile, citizens of Margibi County are commending District #1 Representative, Tilberosa S. Tarwonpeh, for purchasing life jackets for them. They said that had it not been for the life jackets he bought for them, all of the passengers on the canoe would have died.Residents in the area are compelled to travel via canoe to cross from one area to another since the collapse of the Du River Bridge in June last year.“We are compelled to take the risk in using canoes to cross and go to Harbel market to buy food for our families, because it is very costly for us to use commercial motorbikes, which charge us between L$350.00 to L$400.00, just to get us there. The same amount is also paid when returning,” most residents, who were spoken to, revealed.At the same time, Margibi County Inspector Moses Gbankpala says Margibi County is now turning into a “flood-prone” county following the rainy season.Mr. Gankpala said since 2014, Margibi County has always experienced floods and other incidents of disaster.He is urging citizens of Margibi County to take every precautionary measure when crossing rivers, especially during the rainy season.“This year alone, the flood is too much in the county and is causing serious problems for residents, especially in flood-affected areas,” Mr. Gbankpala further stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img“He’s one of the biggest guys we’ve faced,” Kentucky linebacker Braxton Kelley said. “He’s bigger than most fullbacks. It was kind of surprising. I thought he’d try more of a pound game.” Tebow connected on 18 of 26 passes. His previous career-high of three TDs came earlier this year in games against Troy and Western Kentucky. “He’s as competitive a human being as I’ve ever been around,” Florida coach Urban Meyer said. “He’s a great leader. He gives you a weapon on offense. Someone said, `Can he throw it?’ Sure, he can throw it very well.” Florida led, 21-10, at halftime, but the Wildcats made a comeback attempt behind their own Heisman candidate. Andre Woodson had his best game of the season with 415 yards and five TD passes. “It’s difficult to swallow right now, but at the same point, we’re still in a really good situation,” Woodson said. At the end of the first quarter, Tebow dissected Kentucky’s double-coverage of Louis Murphy, hitting him stride as he ran through the defenders and completed a 66-yard scoring play. Just before halftime, Tebow showed finesse. He started toward the line, stopped, and threw a jump pass to Aaron Hernandez for a 1-yard TD. Dazzling scoring plays in the third quarter kept the Wildcats in the game. First, Jacob Tamme caught a pass 10 yards short of the end zone, spun to avoid running out of bounds and ran it in. Then, Dicky Lyons Jr. caught a short pass and turned it into a 50-yarder, weaving through defenders to make it 31-24. Florida answered with its longest run of the game, a 24-yard end-around that receiver Percy Harvin took in for a touchdown to put the Gators up, 38-24. Tebow iced the game by throwing a 40-yard pass to Harvin to give the Gators the ball on the 2, then running it in himself.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEC: Gators QB tosses a career-high four touchdown passes. By Jeffrey McMurray THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators showed those upstarts from Kentucky they’re still the team to beat in the SEC East. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Tebow threw for 256 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, and No. 14 Florida rebounded from back-to-back losses with a 45-37 victory over No. 8 Kentucky on Saturday. A week after the Wildcats knocked off No. 1 LSU, they lost to Florida for the 21st consecutive time. The victory puts the defending national champion back in the Southeastern Conference title hunt despite its recent losses to Auburn and LSU. The Gators (5-2, 3-2) are tied with South Carolina and Georgia for first in the SEC East. “I just think this league, it’s a mess right now,” Kentucky coach Rich Brooks said. “It’s competitive, and week to week, you’d better be ready to play or somebody’s going to jump up and spoil it.” Kentucky (6-2, 2-2), which went to triple overtime for a 43-37 victory at home against LSU, came into the game concerned Tebow’s Gators presented a bigger threat because of the sophomore’s ability to run. The Wildcats held him to 78 rushing yards, but the junior’s left arm proved far more problematic. last_img