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DRC: No less than 5 lacking after bridge collapse

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No less than 5 individuals had been lacking Wednesday within the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the day after the collapse of a bridge which gave approach to the passage of a truck, we realized from concordant sources.

In accordance with witnesses, the Lovua bridge, over the river of the identical title, gave manner when the truck, too closely laden with building supplies, crossed it on its approach to Tshikapa, the capital of Kasai province.

“The truck had ten individuals on board. Considered one of them refused to cross on board this machine however the others had been cussed”, defined the top of the sector the place the accident occurred, Hubert Mbombo.

In accordance with him, the truck with its 9 occupants, in addition to the bridge, which had been badly broken for a number of years, fell into the river. The our bodies of the victims haven’t been discovered.

Man Mafuta, MP for Kasaï, in the meantime put the variety of lacking at seven and the vice-governor, Gaston Nkole, at 5 – two males, a lady and two kids. In accordance with Mr Nkole, interviewed by AFP, the car was carrying some 30 tons of cement and stones, whereas the bridge was designed to assist 10 to fifteen tons.

The collapse of street bridges, in poor situation and utilized by heavy hundreds are frequent within the DRC, particularly through the wet season.