LIBERIA: Another Disaster Hits Maryland, As Canoe With Goods Worth Thousands Of Dollars Sunk In Huffman River

E. Varney Kamah| GNN Correspondent In Maryland County |

Disaster has once again hit the people of Maryland County as canoe conveying business people with over 250kg to the county got stuck in a deep sand on the Huffman River with owners of these goods weeping.

Residents of the southeastern counties are very difficult for free movement due to bad road condition, especially in this rain season which compelled many to spent weeks on the highway in a bid to reach to their respective locations.

Few weeks several persons including staffs of the West Africa Examination Council who were on their way to Maryland County when a defective vessel also carrying people to that county capsize, with many missing on sea.

According to GNN Correspondent in the County, a motorized carrying over 250k worth of goods from Monrovia to Harper got stuck in a heavy sand during a late  Saturday evening, August 14, 2021 between the Atlantic Ocean and Huffman River in Harper City.

According to reports, on boat the canoe, goods including drums of petroleum products, frozen food including vegetable oil got stuck as residents of the area where the canoe sunk begin to loot, while their the business people were in tears.

One of the victims, a renowned  businesswoman in the County Lucy Davies Momo who our Correspondent said was greatly affected said she lost over US$5,000.00 worth of good in the process. She further lamented that the incident has posed serious threat to commerce and trade in county.

Meanwhile, cross section of Maryland residents are calling on the government of Liberia to speedily embark on the construction of the southeastern corridors to prevent future occurrences.

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