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Kintyre residents stranded, blame authorities

BY KIMMO MATTHEWS Observer Staff reporter

Monday, October 01, 2012 | 11:04 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Scores of residents in sections of Kintyre in the hills of St Andrew have been left marooned after heavy rains washed away a makeshift bridge connecting one section of the community to another.

"Boss is the same thing over and over, every time heavy rains we face the same problem. Now see it deh, the bridge wash away again," said a man who identified himself as Orville.

He was supported by large group which gathered next to the damaged bridge.

“Right now because of the damage a number of residents cannot leave the community or if they try to they have to travel miles to do so," said a woman in the crowd.

Vehicular traffic to and from Kintyre has been restricted due to the Hope River overflowing its banks from heavy showers affecting the island.

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