Bridge collapse: Kwara Govt. Condoles, warns against indiscriminate refuse dumping

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The Kwara State Government has commiserated with the families of those feared dead or missing, following the collapse of the embankment of Oko-Erin bridge in Ilorin, the state capital on Saturday night.

The Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Kayode Alabi, mourned the victims on Sunday while inspecting the affected bridge in company of the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Adisa Logun.

Alabi described the accident as disheartening, adding that” any loss of life is tragic and traumatic.”

He urged the people to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainage,  buildings or waterways to prevent flooding or erosion of bridges.

The deputy governor sympathised with the affected families and urged the rescue team to redouble efforts in locating the missing persons.

Speaking earlier, the Deputy director, Kwara State Fire Service, Mr Falade John, said the accident happened when the embankment of the bridge gave way, resulting in a Toyota Avensis car with  five passengers on board falling off the bridge.

John said two people survived from the accident with bruises, while the service recovered a body on Coca Cola road.

As at the time of this report, two persons were still missing.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Kwara State Emergency Management Agency, Mrs Motunrayo Adaran, assured Alabi that the agency would spare no effort to find the missing persons.

Our correspondent reports that the area has been cordoned off for safety reasons with and residents urged to stay away from the scene.

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