Girl perishes in abandoned bridge in Keta Municipality

An abandoned bridge, located at Anlo Afiadenyigba on Afiadenyigba-Havedzi road, in the Keta Municipality has killed a little girl and left three other persons badly injured.

The girl, Ablor Shikakpe, believed to be between 6-7 years met her untimely death Saturday night, February 22, 2020 after the motorbike carrying her crushed into the bridge.

At about 10pm, the deceased together with her father, Wordi Shikakpe, the uncle, Salifu Shikakpe and the motor rider, Korshie Abogo crushed when car headlights destructed them.

The Uncle, Salifu Shikakpe in an interview with gbcghanaonline said they were coming from Agorta, near Kedzi all in the Keta Municipal Assembly when the incident occurred.

Others are badly injured but are responding to self-medication treatment at home after visiting Abor Hospital on the first day of the accident.

The Assemblyman for Anlo Afiadenyigba, Dziehe Ablame who sympathised with the family pleaded with government through local authorities to call on the contractor to resume work on the bridge to avert future calamities.

A resident, Gilbert Korbla Kekelie, disclosed that the girl died before reaching the hospital.

“I felt very bad on that Saturday.”

“We heard the news and rushed there but unfortunately the girl died, before reaching the hospital.”

According to Kekelie: “that bridge has been left for years now and it has become a deathtrap to us— the community people.”

Meanwhile, the burial ceremony for the deceased has been performed in accordance with Anlo Traditional on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Dogbeorpe near Anlo Afiadenyigba.

Story filed by Edzorna Francis Mensah.

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