- The pregnant woman was returning from maternity
- She was saved with the help of the three students
A fully pregnant woman narrowly escaped death in the Asunafo South District in the Brong Ahafo region after a dilapidated wooden bridge stretching over the Tano River in the area collapsed last Wednesday.
The woman, got caught up in the terrifying incident with three other students who were also returning home after school.
According to reports, the bravery of the three students, Abass Seidu, 16, Ochere Ebenezer, 16 and Enoch Antwi, 15 helped in saving the life of Madam Afia Grace, who was returning from her usual maternity.
According to Madam Afia Grace, she was returning from the hospital, when the weak-structured bridge all of a sudden collapsed; leaving her together with the students into the middle of the river.
Narrating her ordeal, the pregnant woman said she, shouted several times in the the river before getting the attention of the three boys to rescue her.
The accident, she says got her traumatized, thinking she was going to lose her life in a bizarre circumstances.
The collapse of the bridge is said to have also halted socio-economic activities at Kwakunyuma and Nobekaw and other surrounding villages, since residents from the two districts have been crossing the river on daily basis to transact businesses.
Other school teachers and students who have been crossing the bridge to school have since Wednesday, July 12, 2017 not been able to go to their various schools.
Some aggrieved residents told the media that, many communities and surrounding villages have been using the bridge which has been in a deplorable state for so many years, but the situation worsened within last month when they experienced heavy rainfall in the area
This they say has taken heavy toll on their lives and that of their families since farmers can no longer transport their produce to major market centers for sale.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asutifi South, Mr Robert Dwomoh Mensah is said to have visited the place to assess the situation but the community leaders say they are yet to see any practical action on the ground.
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