Daily Trust reports that many motorists and travellers plying the Owerri-Mbaise-Umuahia road have been left stranded.
They were stranded and frustrated as the Okitankwo River bridge connecting Imo and Abia states at Emekukwu in the Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State collapsed.
It was gathered that the bridge, which is under construction along the Owerri-Umuahia road collapsed as a result of heavy rainfall.
The heavy downpour was said to have started early on Thursday morning causing many residents of Owerri and its environs to stay indoors.
Daily Trust reports that one of the stranded passengers, who simply identified herself as Nkechi, said that a bus with many passengers narrowly escaped from being submerged in the flood.
Nkechi said that passengers had to alight from their vehicles to continue their journey.