Heavy Rainfall Kills 3; Destroys Bridges, Traps Dozens in Bole

A five-hour heavy downpour Saturday night in many parts of the Bole district in the Northern Region has caused the deaths of at least three people with an unspecified proportion of destruction to properties, officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) told Starr News.

The three were killed at a deprived community called Kibilma near Dakurpe about 42kilometres southwest of the district capital after they plunged a tricycle into an uncompleted bridge which had collapsed and washed away by the downpour.

They were returning to the community in the tricycle and got drowned in a small stream known by locals as Yokanba River, the district NADMO officer, Sulemana Kipo explained to Starr News on telephone Sunday.

According to him, the incident has delinked the community and several other villages from the rest of the district with dozens trapped and restricted.

The bridge is part of many road projects in the district that have been abandoned multiple times and only see constructions during electioneering periods.

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