Commuters, residents stranded as flood washes away bridge in Ibadan [PHOTOS]


Hundreds of residents of Olodo, Lalupon, Ejioku, Kumapayi, and other communities along the Ibadan-Iwo Road are currently having a tough time accessing their homes.

This is because one of the bridges that connect Ibadan in Oyo State with Iwo in Osun State has collapsed.

The bridge is located at Olodo, an area along the Ibadan-Iwo Road.

It was learnt from distraught residents that the bridge collapsed during a downpour on Monday. The situation has made it difficult for commuters and residents to cross the bridge, leading to heavy traffic along the road.

Motorcyclists, car owners, and other pedestrians were left stranded on either side of the link road, while vehicles and houses were submerged in the deluge, compelling certain residents to evacuate their homes as of Monday.

A resident who identified himself as Mr Fashina explained that he spent the night at the roadside because he could not pass the road to his home on the other side on Sunday.

He said: “It is better to stay back and monitor my wife and children at home over the phone than for me to enter the water.

“I was inside a commercial car when we noticed the water had overflowed the bridge. Some vehicles were trying to manoeuvre to the other side, but I told the driver to drop me; it was at that point everyone noticed the bridge had even been washed away.”

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