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Flood cuts-off East-West Road

By Emma Amaize and Ike Uchechukwu

Flood  has submerged bridges and cut off a section of the East-West Road at Ekenkpon community in Cross River Stat,e five years after a similar disaster.

Many commuters traveling, weekend, on the Calabar-Itu section of the road, a major artery in the Niger Delta, could not continue with their trips because of the natural disaster.

Sunday Vanguard gathered that hundreds of motorists and their passengers, particularly those going from Calabar to Uyo and other parts of the Niger Delta had to return to their homes, while some slept on the road.

A commuter, Mr. Ekere Williams, who was conveying the corpse of his wife to Etinam community for interment, was among those stranded at the scene on Friday evening.

He said, “I have already called a local mortician to be on standby because with what I am witnessing here, it will take other three hours before we get to our destination, I have been on this road since 7. 30 am, we lost a tire earlier, which we had to fix just before the power plant, but on getting to the power plant, I was shocked at the hold up here.

“I had no choice but to call my people at home, it is really pathetic,” he added.

 


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