Villagers use makeshift bridge after road washed away

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By ERIC PIET
VILLAGERS are using a makeshift bridge across a stream after floodwaters washed away a section of the road and displaced the culvert.
Men from Kora village in the Dei district of Western Highlands last Tuesday managed to tie together logs to be used as a temporary crossing.
An estimated 80,000 people in Dei and nearby districts of Kudjip and Anglimp-South Waghi in Jiwaka use the road.
Local Andrew Pus said the damaged road affected the movement of the people.
There were also reports of damage to homes and gardens.
“Mobility and daily business activities of the people were affected,” Pus said.
“Pregnant women, the sick, farmers, business owners, students and general travelling public are facing difficulty in accessing transport.
“The people are now using a make-shift bridge to cross to the other side.”

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