Tuesday, December 3, 2019

2 die, as motorcycle slip on collapsed bridge in Osun

Two youngmen, Tunde, 24, and a teenager Samad, early morning on Saturday were involved in an accident which caused them to slip into a river at Omu river in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.

The bridge on the river, which is the boundary mark between Osogbo, the state capital and Obokun local government had collapsed during a flood that ravaged the community in August this year.

 It was gathered that the duo were going to one of the villages to bring their father, who lives in the village to Osogbo for the weekend when the motorcycle slipped on the plank used as a temporary bridge linking the communities with the state capital.

An eye witness, Rafiu Adebisi disclosed that the duo were on the bike crossing the river when the motorcycle slipped, saying they fell into the river while struggling on the plank bridge.

“Tunde usually come to the village to take his father to Osogbo for the weekend and the elderly man returned on Monday, but this Saturday, he was with his cousin, Salad, who was about 16. Their motorcycle slipped on the plank bridge and while struggling to avoid serious injury, the duo fell into the river.

Efforts to rescue them proved abortive as they were brought out of the river dead. The whole operation by the locals took about 20 minutes because the river was deep. The accident in Osun was reported at the Ibokun police station, but no officer came to the scene except the Divisional Police Officer, who came after the bodies have been evacuated by the victim’s relatives.

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