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07.09.2020 Headlines

Bagre Dam Spillage: Over 500 Vehicles Grounded, Passengers Swim, 100s Of Cattle Carried Away As Kobore Bridge Submerged

By Atubugri Simon Atule || Upper East Region
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Over 500 private and commercial vehicles have grounded, passengers stranded as the bride on the White Volta submerged in flood waters at Kobore in the Bawku West District.

The bride which link commuters from Bolga to Bawku and vice versa has been swallowed by flood waters as a result of the Bagre Dam spillage accompanied by torrential rains that rained continuously for two days.

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The flood water has flooded the bridge to the waist level and covered over 1km of the road.

The incident which happened in the early hours of today Monday has left many frustrated.

The situation has compelled some passengers to swim across while others are waiting till posterity.

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Drivers are helpless at both ends of the White Volta.

Livestock including hundreds of cattle, goat and sheep were seen carried away by the flood waters.

Some tipper trucks managed to drive through the flood water whiles some buses and mini buses such as the 207 and VIP buses are left to their fate with others stranded in the middle of the bride blocking others' chances to crossover.

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Some passengers who are running out of patients are beginning to risk their lives to crossover while officials from NADMO and the police look on helplessly since morning.

The Bolga-Bawku road links to other neighbouring countries such as Niger, Togo, Burkina Faso and Mali.

Watch video of cattle carried away:

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