Nine dead after collapse pedestrian bridge in Miami

The number of dead after the collapse of the pedestrian bridge in Florida is up to nine increased. In two vehicles under the rubble are three new victims, informed the police of the county of Miami-Dade Saturday.

The 950-tonne bridge on the campus of a university collapsed Thursday over its entire length of 53 metres in an underlying road with seven lanes. The cause is still under investigation.

According to a report in The New York Times had the ingenieursfirma just hours before the accident, a meeting with the bouwmanager and representatives of the transportautoriteiten of Florida, where the about a crack in the bridge went. The company came to the conclusion that that’s not a problem for the safety asked.

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