Tension as bridge built by Okorocha collapses in Owerri
– Another bridge built by Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha has collapsed
– Witnesses at the scene said nobody was killed or injured in the incident
– The incident occurred after a heavy downpour on Tuesday night, June 5
The bridge at the Children’s Amusement Park located at the Ikemba Ojukwu Centre in Owerri, Imo, built by Governor Rochas Okorocha’s administration has collapsed.
Witnesses at the scene told the News Agency of Nigeria reports (NAN) in Owerri on Wednesday, June 6, nobody was killed or injured in the incident.
The incident which caused pandemonium in the area, gave room for criticism by some parents whose children visited the place on May 27 during the 2018 Children’s Day Celebration.
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gathered that he incident occurred after a heavy downpour on Tuesday night, June 5.
The bridge, being a major tourism site, has been used to generate funds for the state government.
When contacted, the state commissioner for happiness and purpose fulfillment Ogechi Ololo said she had yet to be briefed on the cause of the incident.
Collins Ibe, who witnessed the incident, noted that the windstorm that accompanied the downpour might be responsible for the collapsed of the bridge.
Another witness, Mary Nlemadim, said: “It is unfortunate that this is happening in the state, especially at a place that is supposed to be a recreation centre.
“I thank God that it happened in the night when people were not around; otherwise, there might have been casualties.
“I urge the state government and engineers working on construction projects in the state to be more dedicated and thorough.”
Also, an Engineer, Okechukwu Uba said: “There is need to critically look at all the construction projects going on in the state. This is necessary to avoid unnecessary waste of resources, time and human capacity.