Saturday, 31 August 2013

Linking Bridge Collapsed In Bayelsa State.

The bridge linking Igbogene and Okolobiri communities in Yenagoa local government area of Bayelsa state has collapsed.

The bridge collapsed at about 8am, Saturday but no casualty was recorded along the busy road.

A close source who is an indigene of the area blamed the collapse of the bridge on neglect by government.

The Bayelsa State Commander of Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Vincent Jack who confirmed the incident said the agency had condoned -off the road from traffic.

Jack said rescue efforts had commenced by his personnel noting that motorists and other road users had been instructed to use alternative routes to avoid accidents.

The FRSC commander said he had contacted the state commissioner for works, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo who is currently in Abuja on the collapsed bridge.

According to Jack, the commissioner assured that work on the bridge would commence next week by engineers in the ministry.

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