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Canada The collapse of a bridge in Brazil is at least three dead

10:30  29 september  2022
10:30  29 september  2022 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Le pont s'est effondré le 28 septembre 2022 près de Careiro, dans l'Etat brésilien d'Amazonas. © Michael Dantas / AFP The bridge collapsed on September 28, 2022 near Careiro, in the Brazilian state of Amazonas.

A bridge spanning a river collapsed Wednesday September 28, 2022 in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. At least three people died and fourteen others were injured, according to a provisional assessment.

at least three people were killed and 14 injured after the collapse of a bridge in the Brazilian State of Amazonas, authorities said that do not exclude other victims are to be deplored.

The structure, located near Careiro, 100 km from the regional manaus capital, collapsed in the morning. The deceased are two men, one aged 39 and the other unidentified, as well as a 66 -year -old woman.

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Orleilson Muniz, commander of the Amazonas fire brigade, believes that the balance sheet should increase. "Some people talk about eight, twelve, fifteen victims" , he said, according to information site G1. "We have identified a kombi [van] which had many people inside, [but] we have not yet located people" .

The public news agency Agruncia Brasil indicated that at least 12 vehicles were abandoned at the bottom of the Curuçá river.

According to witnesses, cited by G1, the passage was blocked by trucks. A few days earlier, the road police had partially restricted the access of the bridge to light vehicles due to structural problems.

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