Bridge Overturn and Kills 7 – level 3

17-01-2017 15:00

A suspension bridge popular with tourists in Colombia turned upside down, killing seven people and injuring upwards of 14. It may have turned upside down due to overload during a busy three-day holiday weekend.

Firefighters at the rescue scene said that the dead included five adults and two minors, but there are fears of the death toll rising. People carried bodies down on a zip line. The injured are being treated at a local hospital.

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