Bridge collapse kills 10 in Colombia

ANI | Updated: Jan 17, 2018 02:43 IST

Bogota [Columbia], Jan 17 (ANI): At least ten workers have died and five others injured after an under-construction bridge collapsed near Colombia's capital city Bogota, the local media reports.

The official authorities said that the workers were fixing drainage on the partially-built structure before it fell apart into the canyon below.

Some workers are feared to be missing.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical assistance.

Nine died on the spot, while one worker succumbed to injuries in the hospital.

Transportation Minister German Cardona visited the site for the inspection of rescue work.

An investigation has been launched to find out the reason for the bridge collapse. (ANI)

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