Bridge collapse: Niger govt declares state of emergency

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The Niger Government on Wednesday declared 'state of emergency' on federal roads following the collapsed of two bridges, linking the Western and Northern Nigeria. Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, the state Commissioner for Information, made the declaration shortly after inspecting the bridges in Tatabu and Bokani villages both in Mokwa Local Government Area.

The two bridges collapsed on June 4 and June 11 respectively after downpour; a railway that links Western and Northern parts of the country also collapsed as a result of flood in the same area.

Vatsa, however, appealed to the Federal Government to intervene in rehabilitating the roads, saying the Northern and Western parts of the country are currently cut-off as a result of the collapsed bridges and railway tracks.

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