News: Bridge collapses over Mississippi River!

Taken from Yahoo News

MINNEAPOLIS, United States (AFP) – – A bridge collapsed over the Mississippi river Wednesday leaving drivers stranded on massive chunks of concrete amid the rushing water.

Several cars were flung into the river and there was no immediate news on how many people were hurt or killed.

Photographs taken from an apartment overlooking the bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota shown on CNN showed a disastrous scene of people crouching on bent and crumpled concrete with parts of the bridge submerged in the brown river.

A school bus was on the bridge but did not fall into the river as it collapsed, local media reports. Several of the children were injured.

At least eight cars and a truck went into the water, and at least 20 vehicles may have been on the massive bridge when it collapsed, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Rescue workers scrambled into the river gorge to help people off the huge chunks of concrete roadway as fire and smoke rose from the wreckage, the paper said.

The 40-year-old bridge was undergoing repairs at the time of the accident, and there were reports that construction workers were using a jackhammer at the time of the collapse, AFP has learned.

Ramon Houge was driving on the bridge when heard a rumbling noise, saw the ground collapse in front of him and watched cars go down into the water.

Traffic was bumper-to-bumper at the time, and he estimated hundreds of people must have been involved.

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…. scary….
hope everything is fine.
i can’t imagine how devastating it could be, if it happens in Singapore…