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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 hurt.

The girl believed to be between 6-7 years, by name Ablor Shikakpe met her untimely death on Sunday night, 22nd February,2020 after the motobike carrying her crushed into the bridge.

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

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

The 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 sympathized with family pleaded with government through local authorities to call on the contractor to resume work on the bridge to avert future calamities.

According to a resident, Gilbert Korbla Kekelie, “We heard the news and rushed there but unfortunately the girl died, before reaching the hospital”. He said, “that bridge has been left for years now and it has become a deathtrap to the community “.

Story filed by Edzorna Francis Mensah.

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