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‘Eua’s main bridge collapsed

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 22/09/2020

The transportation on the main bridge of ‘Eua was temporarily suspended as the bridge collapsed. Fortunately, no fatalities nor any major injuries were recorded.

The government representative of ‘Eua – Sunia Havea says, the issue happened only yesterday however urgent work was carried out by the CEO of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the transportation through this bridge was back to normal.

Sunia says, they were able to resolve the issue within 1 to 2 hours.

Videos of the damage showed people trying to get across on their vehicles but to no avail.

However, Sunia says, the bridge is very important as it is the only means of transportation linking the wharf to the areas in the Southern side of ‘Eua, including Ta’anga and the other villages.

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