Deathtrap: Delta, Edo at risk as Ologbo Bridge is submerged by overflowing river [Videos]
following incessant rains, Ologbo bridge, which is a section of a Federal Highway on Benin/Warri dual carriageway has been reportedly submerged by an overflowing river, prompting heavy risk on commuters in three states Delta, Edo, Rivers State.
The overflowed Ologbo bridge covers Benin —Sapele; and onwards Warri, Ughelli, Patani , Sagbama and Port Harcourt.
The bridge is a major section of the popular East—West road . The river at Ologbo , the southern Edo/Delta boundary, has overflowed its banks and submerging bridge.
According to reports, some vehicles were said to have derailed into ditches and the main Ologbo Rivers.
Also affected are Port Harcourt bound travellers from Lagos and other parts of Nigeria’s South West.
It was gathered that those who now travel this route spend about four hours instead of maximum 35minutes before the devastating rains and floods that increased the water level of Ologbo Rivers.
Traveling to Warri, is now almost impossible from Benin. After the Ologbo bridge, both lanes are under water by 4ft. Vehicles are already derailing into ditches and the main Ologbo river. Pls, let us be cautious pic.twitter.com/qPUXPYu9hq
— Oghenovo Mukoro (@MukoroOghenovo) August 7, 2019