The two vehicles collided head-on while speeding Four people were pronounced dead over the weekend as a result of a tragic motor accident, which occurred along the Kakata/Weala highway in Margibi County.The two vehicles, according to eyewitnesses, were speeding excessively when they ran into each other head-on, thus killing four of the occupants.The incident occurred on Friday, July 6, around the Konola Vai Town community area when a Nissan Pathfinder (Silver color) bearing license plate #A-51288 en route from Gbarnga to Monrovia collided head-on with a Nissan Sunny (Green) Station Wagon, plying in the opposite direction from Kakata to Bong County.According to medical accounts from the C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, J. Obley Copper, Martha B. Carter and Mercy Sumo were recorded “dead on arrival” (DOA), while another female victim, whose identity is yet to be established, died few hours after she was admitted.The other vehicle in the collision in Konola Vai town communityAt least four other people were injured. They include Julius Dunor, 20, Oldman Fwegar, 39, Henry Kollie, 18 and Timothy Saar, 30. They are currently undergoing medical treatment at health centers in Margibi and Montserrado counties. The driver of the Nissan Pathfinder, Klemani Gbelema, was the only person that did not sustain a wound in Friday’s incident.He expressed gratitude to God, describing the situation as so “terrible that it was only through God’s grace that others were able to survive.”Officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) from a traffic division in Margibi County are investigating circumstances that resulted to the accident.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
By Surendhar MKChennai, Jul 5 (PTI) His shirtless selfie sent the Internet into a meltdown and actor R Madhavan says he is both thankful and embarrassed by the recent attention showered on him by his fans.The 47-year-old actors Instagram photograph, in which he is much leaner and sports a salt and pepper look, has female fans drooling and garnered more than one lakh likes on Instagram.”Now I m a little embarrassed and under pressure, because I dont look like that all the time and I am trying to see if I can be accepted again as a normal-looking guy. That was an unprecedented amount of attention from the world. I am embarrassed and thankful at the same time,” Madhavan told PTI.The actor is no stranger to female attention. He became a hearthrob after playing a lover boy in “Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein” back in 2001.Madhavan is currently gearing up for the release of his gangster-cop actioner “Vikram Vedha” directed by Pushkar and Gayathri.”When it comes to filmmaking, we have to deal with ego, anger, and a lot more; barring all these, how the team works towards the outcome matters. Vikram Vedha ticked all the boxes as a project.”The actor, who plays the role of an encounter cop, says the climax of “Vikram Vedha” will be first of its kind in Tamil film industry. He will be seen locking horns with Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi in the movie, where he essays the role of a gangster.advertisement”The plot is akin to Vikramadityan and Vedhalams story. Vikram is an honest cop, but he has his flaws, Vedha is a gangster but has a good side too. What happens when Vikram encounters Vedha, how Vedha escapes with his stories, what correlation the stories have with Vikrams life is what the film is about,” he says.Madhavan has finished working on a web series for Amazon Prime Video, which will also be dubbed in Tamil.The actor says many questioned his decision of doing a web series but he is glad to have agreed to do it as its scale is no less than a big-budget film.”The quality, story, and narration are extraordinary. We should understand that the content has become globalized. Web series is the next big thing.”All great scripts need not reach silver screen, and every good story cant be narrated in a 2-hour film. Kevin Spacey stands an example for that, he did House of Cards and made more than what he made with his films. Thats the power of the Internet.”Madhavan, who took a four-year break before producing a successful comeback with “Irudhi Suttru”, says his “3 Idiots” co-star Aamir Khan inspired him to make the decision.”I obviously was a little anxious about the break. But there is no point in being a part of the film industry if I was not doing some good movies. I learned this from Aamir Khan; he took a four-year break during Lagaan. And, public memory is short when something is of less significance.”The actor is also one of the few actors who maintain a cordial relationship with his co-stars in the industry and Madhavan says he is addicted to having a pleasant atmosphere around him.”When Im involved in a project for six months, I dont want to create or grow anger or hatred. Everyone has some eccentricity, some flaws. When we balance and orient ourselves, it becomes a pleasant situation and then it turns into a mutual respect and then eventually it turns to a great amount of love.” PTI CORR JCH
APTN National NewsAfter nearly four years the commission charged with investigating abuse at Indian residential schools for Indigenous peoples ended Sunday.The Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded public hearings in Edmonton after visiting over 300 communities.The TRC heard from thousands of victims who recounted stories of cruelty and abuse while forced to attend the church-run schools.APTN’s Keith Laboucan was there.