Bridge collapses in Brazilian Amazon, 3 killed and up to 15 missing

Thu 29-09-2022 08:23 AM

MANAUS, 29th September, 2022 (WAM) -- Up to 15 people are missing and three are confirmed dead after a bridge collapsed in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas on Wednesday, firefighters and local media said.

The Amazonas Fire Department said it was looking for as many as 15 people after the collapse of a bridge on the BR-319 highway in the city of Careiro, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the capital Manaus, Reuters reported It added that another 14 people were injured in the collapse that occurred as some vehicles were crossing the bridge.

Local media outlet G1 quoted multiple witnesses as saying the bridge had a crack that had caused a traffic jam before the collapse.

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