At the least 5 folks had been lacking Wednesday within the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the day after the collapse of a bridge which gave strategy to the passage of a truck, we realized from concordant sources.
In line with witnesses, the Lovua bridge, over the river of the identical title, gave approach when the truck, too closely laden with building supplies, crossed it on its strategy to Tshikapa, the capital of Kasai province.
“The truck had ten folks on board. Certainly 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 line 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 youngsters. In line with Mr Nkole, interviewed by AFP, the automobile was carrying some 30 tons of cement and stones, whereas the bridge was designed to help 10 to fifteen tons.
The collapse of highway bridges, in poor situation and utilized by heavy hundreds are frequent within the DRC, particularly in the course of the wet season.