One Dead As Bridge Collapses In Ekiti state (Nigeria)

One individual was apparently killed on Monday evening after an overflowed Ureje connect along Ado-Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital fallen. 

Four people were said to have suffocated in the extension as of now overflown by water and three of them were said to have been safeguarded by a Hausa man. 

Different regions of Ado Ekiti that saw flood on Monday night included: Eminrin, Ajilosun, 132KVA region of Omisanjana and others. 

The extension ended up overwhelmed after a heavy deluge that started around 7.30 pm and kept going till 9 pm. 

The breakdown of the extension had thwarted human and vehicular developments for a few hours. 

Right off the bat Tuesday, the water level was high to the point that suburbanites going to Afe Babalola University, Federal Polytechnic and to Ikare Akoko in Ondo State and those coming into the state capital, needed to leave their vehicles and hung tight for a few hours before the water died down for them to trek through. 

An occupant of the region , Mr. Sunday Akomolafe, clarified that the person in question and three ladies were originating from Abuja and needed to explore the water just for them to be overpowered by flood. 

"Three of them were safeguarded and taken to the medical clinic yet the man was not too fortunate, he suffocated in water and his cadaver was recuperated around 8am at the beginning of today". 

The Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, who visited the scene , advanced for quiet, saying the state government will guarantee that the extension is returned to appropriate shape. 

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu affirmed the demise. 

"Indeed, I can affirm to you that one man kicked the bucket after he was suffocated in water. His carcass had been expelled and taken to the funeral home", he said. 

The Special Adviser on Road Transport and Infrastructure to Governor Kayode Fayemi, Hon. Adunmo Rufus, who was at the extension directing the palliative works being done, said the separated segment will be reconnected inside the following couple of hours. 

"We are setting out on palliative works till dry season when the street will be granted. What we need here is another scaffold that can suit more water. 60×60 extension is never again in vogue. We are heaping stones and rocks on the fallen path. 

"We are going to open one path for workers and drivers to utilize pending the time the palliative estimates will end that will put the subsequent path back. It will be for light vehicles since we are going to mount confinement."

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