Landslide Destroys 10 Houses In Bayelsa Community

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A major landslide has destroyed 10 houses in Odi community, Kolokuma-Opokuma Area Council of Bayelsa State.
The Tide gathered that the incident which occurred near the bank of the River Nun, last Sunday, caused panic in the community.
A resident in Odi, Mr James Dounana, attributed the landslide to marine erosion, saying it might have been triggered by indiscriminate sand dredging from the River.
“It was God’s doing that the incident happened during the day and not night.
“It is one of the many challenges faced by riverine communities. It started at about 7: 00 a.m. as earth tremor; and two hours later, the ground gave way causing the houses to collapse.
“Thank God no life was lost,’’ Dounana said.
The Chief Whip of Bayelsa State House of Assembly and member-elect for Kolokuma/Opokuma constituency I, Mr Tonye Isenah and an indigene of Odi, visited the affected community last Monday.
Isenah, expressed concern over the level of destruction caused by the river erosion.
He called on the relevant authorities to come to the aid of the victims.