- A major bridge at Tamale in the Northern Region is feared to have collapsed after a truck plied on it
- The bridge which was constructed 10 years ago is believed to link Tamale to other parts of the Northern Region
Residents of Tamale in the Northern Region risk being cut off from the rest of the entire region as one of the major bridges which links the Garu Tempane district in the Upper East Region to the Bawku municipality collapsed after a heavy articulated truck tried crossing over it.
Eyewitnesses say the bridge may have suffered the collapse due to the overwhelming weight of the truck which is believed to have been carrying loads of millet expected to be transported to Kumasi.
So far, there has not been any case of fatalities as the said truck is feared to be in a bad shape. According to a recent UNICEF survey, Tamale remains one of the most deprived areas in Ghana considering the poor level of development and also high cases of malnutrition and food shortage.
Authorities in the town are said to be investigating the collapse but residents say the bridge could have collapsed due to its rickety nature after being constructed 10 years ago.
Meanwhile, residents have revealed to Class FM in Accra that the reconstruction of the bridge is expected to take place in the next few days.
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