11 July 2014

Liberia: Several Students, Workers Injured in Tractor Accident in Maryland

Some 52 plantation workers riding onboard a company's tractor in Pleebo on Tuesday sustained injuries in an accident. According to reports gathered, some students of the Agriculture College at the Tubman University who are on internship at the Cavalla Rubber Corporation(CRC) and its sister company, the MOPP were onboard with plantation workers when the tractor's head disconnected from the carrier.

Victims of the incident which occurred last Tuesday according to a local radio in Pleebo sustained severe bruises and injuries.

The victims were rushed to the Cavalla Health Center where they are been treated.

Following the accident, a mammoth of crowd gathered at the Pleebo Health Center in a bid to identify relatives who were receiving treatment there.

One of the students who was victimized and identified as Henry Toe said the accident that Tuesday morning was pathetic leaving most of the injured with minor bruises.

Toe, who said, they are on two months internship with the company, witnessed a tractor accident a month ago when 72 persons were, injured something which led to a protest by citizens calling on the company to provide a suitable transportation facility for the workers.

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