Flood: Bridge Connecting 7 Anambra Communities Collapses


A bridge linking about seven communities and several camps in the riverine Ogbaru local government area of Anambra State has collapsed.

As a result of the incident, which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, thousands of persons have been marooned by this year’s flooding in the area, having been cut off from their kith and kin.

The affected communities include Umunankwo, Mputu, Ogwuaniocha, Ossomala, Obeagwe, Akili Ogidi and Ogwuikpele.

LEADERSHIP learnt that the bridge, which had been wobbling since last Friday’s boat mishap in Umunankwo area of the local government area which claimed no fewer than 20 lives, finally caved in on Wednesday morning October 12, 2022.

An outboard engine boat conveying about 85 passengers, mainly traders, from Umunankwo to the nearby Nkwo Ogbakuba market, had soon after take-off at Umunankwo suffered engine failure, leading to a crash against the barriers of the bridge.

An indigene of the area, who spoke to LEADERSHIP said, “Besides the visit by…

Source: Leadership Newspaper