River Water Level Rises Above Bridge As Man Drowns In Plateau State

This morning August 5, people in Gindiri LGA were on their way to work only to discover that flood had submerged the only local bridge connecting Gindiri and Lange in Mangu local government area of Plateau state. The height of the water on the bridge was so much that vehicles and people were stranded on both sides of the river due to the rains that fell the night of August 4th.

The villagers alleged that a man on bike trying to cross at the peak of the flooding at night got drown in the process. See more photos after the cut…

After several hours, the level of water on the bridge fell to below waist level and the brave youths started ferrying bikes and passengers on their backs at the rate of N200 per person. They alleged that it is a recurring problem every year. And that the govt should do something about it.

The local government chairman of Mangu, Sarinki Lange and the Sum Phyem of Mangu later visited the site to assess the situation. The local government chairman promised to take up the matter with the deputy governor of Plateau state who is from the area.

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