A steel bridge between the Navio and Tazika communities which connects Paga to the eastern part of the Kassena-Nankana West District in the Upper East Region has collapsed.
Residents in the area said the bridge was already in deplorable condition and collapsed this morning (Wednesday 23 March 2022) when a heavy-duty cargo truck used it.
According to him, the truck was heading towards Paga from Tangasougo in neighbouring Burkina Faso where it had gone to pick up a heavy load of logs.
They stated that the bridge succumbed to the weight of the truck mid-journey and crushed down into the Gugura river.
The collapse has affected their movement and have asked authorities to repair it immediately.