US: Six people killed in bridge collapse at Florida

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16 Mar, 18 13:30
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US: Six people killed in bridge collapse at Florida In the United States, six to 10 people were killed when a newly erected pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday.

Senator Bill Nelson told TV station CBS Miami that emergency personnel with sniffer dogs searched for signs of life amid the wreckage of concrete and twisted metal in South Florida.

Officials and doctors told newspersons that at least eight vehicles were trapped in the wreckage of the 950-ton bridge and at least 10 people have been transported to hospitals.

According to a story posted on the university's website, the 53-meter long bridge connects the university with the city of Sweetwater and was installed on Saturday in six hours over the eight-lane highway.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump is aware of the collapse.

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