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Scores Drown In Gov Ortom’s Village, As Community Bridge Collapses

Scores of persons have  drowned in a river, just as many were killed when a bridge that linked  Benue with Nasarawa collapsed near the village of Governor Samuel Ortom.
The bridge, constructed across River Mu in Nzorov community of Guma local government area of the state, it was gathered, had collapsed in the night.
Many persons, including children, men and women  died while attempting to cross the river through the collapsed bridge.
It was further gathered that the River Mu bridge was situated at the border community between Awe local government area of  Nasarawa and Guma local government area of Benue State.
The people of the area are predominantly farmers,  including fishermen and hunters.
Governor Samuel Ortom had, on Monday ,inspected the bridge collapse and construction at River Mu in Nzorov.
He also assessed the level of damage and supervised the ongoing work on the rewarded  project for the construction of a new bridge across the river.
Speaking to newsmen, Ortom explained that the construction of the bridge became imperative because the nonexistence of the project was hinderance to connection of the neighboring communities.
He said the bridge would ease the transportation challenge of the people and prevent drowning and death of the citizenry.
“Like I always say, I will continue and complete projects that were started bu my predecessor, just as I would correct the wrongs he committed especially to make sure that the looted funds were recovered.
This bridge links our people with Nasarawa state but sad that the bridge collapsed and many people were drown and others killed in trying to cross the river.

That is why this project is imperative because when completed, it will ease the transportation problems of our people.”

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