Cement truck collapses bridge linking Elebele to Otuoke, Bayelsa State (Photo)

A bridge connecting Elebele to Otuoke in Bayelsa State has collapsed and left many stranded.

A trailer carrying building materials caused the damage of the Elebele bridge while it was driving on the narrow bridge on Thursday.

A statement by Ogbia Brotherhood Youth Council has advised people to use alternative routes while appealing to the relevant agencies to come to their aid.

“The general public is hereby notified and should take alternative routes to their destinations. Elebele is a transit community and as a result, the collapse of this bridge will no doubt cause untold hardship not just to the people of Elebele but also to commuters who ply the route.

“The leadership of the Ogbia Brotherhood Youth Council is using this medium to call on the state government, local government, SPDC and other stakeholders to as a matter of utmost concern come to the yearnings of the people.”

Just last month, Ikot Ukpong bridge in Akwa Ibom state also collapsed after a cement carrying truck was driving across the bridge. Residents of the community were said to have carted away with several bags of cement after the collapse which luckily led to no loss of life.

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