In Colombia, Bridge Under Construction Collapse, Kills 10

by International | 16-01-2018 | 498 views

A bridge under construction in central Colombia collapsed, on Monday, at least 10 people were killed. Another two people were missing and four others were injured when the structure fell along a tract of a highway that links the capital Bogota with the nearby city of Villavicencio, officials said.

Jorge Diaz, director of Civil Defense for the department of Meta, said the victims were construction workers who fell down from a height of approximately 280 metres.

Some 20 workers were on the bridge at the time of the accident. “Ten people are dead. Nine died at the site of the accident and one was taken to a hospital, where he died,” Diaz told media. Now it is appeared to be half of the bridge still standing, while the other half had plummeted into the gully below.exclusive malayalam news

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