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LNP Launches Search for Fatal Accident NTA Bus Driver
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LNP Launches Search for Fatal Accident NTA Bus Driver
By Philip T. Singbah LINA, Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, August 7 (LINA)-The driver of the National Transit Authority (NTA) bus that was  involved in the fatal accident on the Monrovia–Gbarnga Highway Wednesday is now a wanted man as police have launched a manhunt for his arrest.

Robert F. Larmie who was travelling from Monrovia to Ganta, Nimba County on the bus with license plate number 5138, apparently escaped from the scene unharmed following the accident that killed six persons and injured 55 others.

This has prompted the launch of the dragnet for which the Bong County Police detachment has been alerted to work with community dwellers to ensure Larmie is arrested, police spokesman Sam Collins told the Liberia News Agency Friday.

Collins said since Wednesday, the Liberia National Police has been working with all stakeholders to establish the actual cause of the accident.

He called on the public, especially families of the accident victims, to remain calm as the LNP conducts its investigation.

The  LINA Correspondent in Bong County visited the Phebe Hospital Friday, and was told by health authorities that most of the accident victims were gradually recovering.

The Nursing Coordinator at the Hospital, Dr. Komasah Tennie, told LINA there have been no additional deaths.

Levi Zenaway, one of Liberia's well-known musicians who was on the bus and underwent a major operation Wednesday evening,  told LINA he was recovering.

Zenaway lauded health workers at the Phebe Hospital for the care given him and others since the accident.

LINA investigation established that more than 76 people were on board the bus.

Eyewitnesses and some surviving passengers said the driver lost control of the steering few minutes after crossing the Zeanzue bridge in Bong County causing the bus to summersault several times in a ditch.

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