Dealy Luri bridge gets 86 million pounds

The National Legislative assembly has allocated 86 million South Sudanese Pounds for the construction of the deadly Luri Bridge near Juba.

The funds were endorsed as part of the fiscal year budget allocated to the Ministry of Roads and Bridges.

Luri River has claimed several lives as people try to cross it.

The bridge collapsed in 2012 and ever since, it floods when there are heavy rains.

Just last week, the overflowing river dragged a land cruiser into the water killing six people; including women and children.

Three months ago, two people also drowned while trying to cross the same river.

At least six people drowned after a vehicle carrying mourners disappeared into the same Luri River in 2017.

Members of the public have strongly criticized the government for allowing the river to continue to kill people every year despite its proximity to the capital, Juba.

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