Several Persons, Vehicles Stranded in Southeast

first_imgThe roads to Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County and the southeast, are an economic hazard for half of the year, every year in Liberia, due to the rains.The Daily Observer has gathered that due to the bad road network in the southeast of the country, several persons traveling that way, as well as their vehicles, are stranded. The passengers and their vehicles, the report said, got stranded about a week ago, and they are reportedly running out of food and water.The report was corroborated by dispatchers at Monrovia/Grand Gedeh Parking Station, who confirmed that hundreds of businessmen, women, aid agency vehicles and commuters are stranded due to the deplorable road conditions. They added that the passengers and the vehicles were stuck in the muddy areas of the road.As a result, some of the stranded vehicles have reportedly developed mechanical faults on the highway near the security post at Toe Town, Grand Gedeh County. Meanwhile, there are also reports that goods, which some of the stranded persons were carrying to Zwedru, have begun to rot as a result of being confined for so long.During the weekend, some of the stranded passengers, contacted via mobile phone, told the Daily Observer that they have been stranded for two weeks.They further noted that to send their messages to Monrovia and other areas, they have to travel about four to five miles and climb high hills to get network signal to call relatives and friends. Businessman George B. Bleeton, 48, said he was disappointed because “If we remain stranded with these perishable goods for another week, we will incur loses thus hindering our businesses.” Mr. Bleeton added that the stranded passengers are running out of basic necessities such as food and safe drinking water. “We only want the government to fix the very bad parts of the road for now and wait for the dry season to do real work on this highway,” one of the passengers pleaded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Leicester City’s Demarai Gray takes pains to sink Burnley

first_imgAfter victory against Tottenham in midweek Puel had warned his team not to underestimate Burnley and they heeded his advice by taking the lead after six minutes. Riyad Mahrez’s inswinging cross from the left looked to be creeping in at the far post, forcing Nick Pope to dive to his right and push the ball away. But he could only parry it into the path of the oncoming Gray, who hurt himself on the frame of the goal as he slid in to finish from point-blank range.Like Gray, Burnley recovered well and Chris Wood, a former Leicester player, quickly had a good chance to equalise. Phil Bardsley’s low cross was deflected into the path of Wood but the striker’s first touch with his chest was heavy and it allowed Kasper Schmeichel to smother the danger.James Tarkowski headed wide from a corner and Johann Berg Gudmundsson worked Schmeichel again as the midway point of the first half approached. Burnley looked menacing once more after half an hour as Robbie Brady worked a shooting opportunity but Harry Maguire nicked the ball away as he pulled the trigger, resulting in a nasty-looking collision of shins. Both players laid on the ground in pain and after receiving some treatment Brady was carried from the field on a stretcher and replaced by Scott Arfield. The injury appeared to upset Burnley’s rhythm and Leicester assumed control. Mahrez worked Pope following a mazy run and Wes Morgan had an effort cleared off the line by Phil Bardsley.Burnley remained a threat, though, and Schmeichel had to be alert to deny Steven Defour and then Gudmundsson, who was put through on goal by Jeff Hendrick’s pass. Back at the other end, Gray came close to a second goal midway through the second half when he steered a shot goalwards which clipped the outside of a post, before Pope saved well from Marc Albrighton and Vardy. Share on LinkedIn Davinson Sánchez sent off but 10-man Tottenham earn a point at Watford Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter There were chances at both ends in injury time, as Leicester survived a heart-stopping moment when Gudmundsson’s low cross deflected straight into the arms of Schmeichel, while Pope made a good save to deny Mahrez.“Overall it was tight,” said Dyche, who also confirmed that Brady had been taken to hospital for treatment. “It was a really soft goal to concede. That was unlike us, we usually smell danger much quicker than that.” Topics Read more Reuse this content Share on Pinterest The Observer Burnley Share on Facebook Premier League Share on Messenger Share via Email Alan Pardew frustrated as West Brom draw a blank against Crystal Palace Leicester City Read more Talk of Burnley qualifying for Europe was dealt a sobering blow with defeat at improving Leicester, thanks to an early goal from Demarai Gray.It has mainly been those outside of Turf Moor who have contemplated the possibility of a first European campaign for the club since 1960-61 but some fans have begun to dream following Sean Dyche’s side’s surprise start to the campaign, with the owners of one pub in the Lancashire town promising to rename their establishment the Royal Dyche should the team qualify for either the Europa League or Champions League.Burnley’s opponents were a reminder of what can be achieved against the odds and the 2015-16 Premier League champions continued their own upward trajectory with a 1-0 success on Saturday courtesy of Gray.But Leicester have impressed under Claude Puel, too, and this was a third win in his six matches in charge, while the loss saw Burnley slip to seventh in the table. match reportslast_img read more