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Bridge Collapse During Heavy Rainfall In Kwara, One Person Dead & Two People Missing

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Bridge Collapse During Heavy Rainfall In Kwara, One Person Dead & Two People Missing

A bridge has collapsed at Oko-erin, Ilorin, Kwara State on Saturday night, June 13 after a heavy rainfall.

An eyewitness said a car carrying three passengers fell into the canal after the bridge collapsed. 

“The bridge collapsed around 10pm on Saturday night because of heavy downfall. The driver was on the bridge when it tore apart and they fell into the canal. They died because they could not get help as people didn’t have means of rescuing them, we had to standby and expect the emergency team to come.” the eyewitness said

Confirming the incident, the Kwara state government via its Twitter handle, said efforts are being made to find two missing persons.

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“The government has erected temporary barrier at the place. Stronger cordon (heavy slabs) being put in place in the next one hour. The road is to be blocked to prevent all access and any calamity.

“Various officials have been there, including the Commissioner for Works (@IAmRotimiIliasu) and senior special adviser on community interventions, Kayode Zubair for assessments.

“Divers are to begin search for two missing persons. All measures are being taken to protect the people. All issues related would be addressed and public support will be required. One person confirmed dead so far.”. Kwara state government Said.

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Bridge Collapse During Heavy Rainfall In Kwara, One Person Dead & Two People Missing
Bridge Collapse During Heavy Rainfall In Kwara, One Person Dead & Two People Missing

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