Puranga Bridge Collapses, 3 Districts Cut Off

The Puranga Bridge on Aswa River has crumbled, ambulance adiposity cutting off the road that connects three districts in Acholi Sub region to Lira.

The Bridge collapsed on Tuesday evening around 9pm when a heavy trailer carrying hundreds of bags of cement from Lira district to Pader tried to cross it.

According to eye witnesses and pictures from the scene, capsule the heavy trailer was submerged in the water with its load.

The bridge connects Pader, viagra 100mg Agago and Kitgum districts to Lira and therefore Kampala and the central region.

Speaking to ChimpReports on phone on Wednesday, the Aruu county Member of Parliament Samuel Odonga Otto whose constituency is in Pader district said the “life” route for three districts has been cut off as there isn’t an alternative route.

“Our life route that serves lucrative and basic passage for unimaginable districts unfortunately collapsed last night. It connects my constituency, my district and two other surrounding districts to Lira,” Otto said on phone.

Area MP Odonga Otoo said government should hurry to restore the broken bridge
Area MP Odonga Otoo said government should hurry to restore the broken bridge

Otto called for immediate intervention from the government to arrest the unavoidable scarcity of goods in the three districts if the bridge in not fixed.

“Government should make this tragedy the first disaster priority at the moment. An urgent action needs to be taken to save the people from the sky rocketing prices also affected by the approaching Christmas season,” Otto said.


The efforts to get a comment from the minister of Disaster and Preparedness, Hilary Onek and his deputy Musa Ecweru were futile as they did not pick our repetitive phone calls.


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