Breaking: Four people die as bridge collapses in Kwara after heavy rainfall

Breaking: Four people die as bridge collapses in Kwara after heavy rainfall

- Four persons have reported dead in a car accident in Ilorin

- The car carrying three passengers was on the bridge when it collapsed

- According to an eyewitness account, the driver and passengers dived into the canal and died before they could be rescued

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A report by Sahara Reporters indicates that four people have been reported dead after a bridge collapsed at Oko-Erin in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state.

Legit.ng gathered that the bridge collapsed after a heavy downfall on the night of Saturday, June 13.

According to the report, an eyewitness said that car carrying three passengers was on the bridge when it collapsed.

The driver and passengers dived into the canal and died before they could be rescued.

Breaking: Four people die as bridge collapses in Kwara after heavy rainfall

The bridge which was damaged by the heavy rainfall. Credit: Sahara Reporters
Source: UGC

“The bridge collapsed around 10 pm on Saturday night because of heavy downfall. The driver was on the bridge when it tore apart and they fell into the canal.

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“They died because they could not get help as people don’t have means of rescuing them, we had to standby and expect the emergency team to come,” the source was quoted to have said.

The emergency response team is currently at the scene making efforts to retrieve the car and bodies.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that seven people lost their lives in a motor accident on their way to a funeral ceremony on the Ogidi-Abatete road in Idemili local government area of Anambra state.

Breaking: Four people die as bridge collapses in Kwara after heavy rainfall

An eyewitness says that said the car carrying three passengers was on the bridge when it collapsed. Credit: Sahara Reporters.
Source: UGC

It was reported that several other people also sustained injuries in the accident, which happened on Friday, June 12.

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The accident was confirmed by the sector public education officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Pascal Anigbo.

The fatal accident involved a Mercedes-Benz tipper loaded with sand and a 608 bus carrying 19 passengers.

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According to an eyewitness, the tipper rammed into the bus following a tyre burst, which resulted in the loss of control. The bus was conveying members of a family to the burial ceremony when it collided with the tipper lorry.

In another report, about 100 goats were declared missing by traders at the Evulu International market in Ahoada East local government area of Rivers state.

The market which is popularly known as Goat Market was recently demolished by the local government. The traders also alleged that the sum of N5 million went missing after the staff of the LG invaded the market.

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