By: Steve Dellar | 01-16-2018 | News
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Colombia – Video - 10 Dead As Bridge Collapses

10 construction workers died in dramatic fashion when the suspension bridge they were working on in the mountainous region of Chirajara in central Colombia collapsed. Many more are missing.

The 446-meter-long bridge set for opening in March of this year. The Colombian government had installed it as part of a major highway linked to the capital Bogota.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="es"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bridge collapse in Colombia kills 10 construction workers, several missing <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Thomas Kwan (@GoldenDragon89) <a href="">January 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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All victims fell 1000 feet into a gorging ravine when the incident occurred. They were said to be working on the bridge's drainage system at that moment.

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Nine of the workers were killed immediately from the fall. A tenth worker as still brought to hospital but died during the transport. Eleven others are reportedly missing and twenty are injured still.

On any given day, some 120 workers are present at the site.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="es"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A bridge under construction in Colombia collapsed killing at least nine workers and injuring five. It happened south of the capital Bogota. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; AJ+ (@ajplus) <a href="">January 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Colombian Transportation Minister German Cardona visited the survivors in hospital.

The South American country is in the midst of a major infrastructure overhaul called the "4G" program.

This bridge was bound to connect Bogota to the city of Villavicencio.

The government aims to improve Colombia’s transportation system with eight bridges and five tunnels by the end of 2018.


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Anonymous No. 16215 2018-01-16 : 08:13

Thats like something out of final destination

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