In Colombia collapsed suspension bridge – killed 11 people

In the Colombian city of Villavicencio, located in the Central part of the country, collapsed suspension bridge. At least 11 people were killed, and 13 wounded, according to Mexican portal Informador, citing data from the local authorities.

The portal reports that the incident occurred yesterday morning, January 9, approximately 10:30 local time in the forward (smallest administrative unit in Colombia) El Carmen. According to Blu Radio, the collapsed suspension bridge with a height of 10-15 meters.

Initially it was reported the death of seven people. Later, however, the number of victims increased. It happened after four more victims died in hospital.

«According to information we have, 11 people were killed,» — said the Director of the state national service for disaster risk management of Colombia, Carlos iván márquez, reports

Secretary to the government of the city of Villavicencio Ilton Alexander Gutierrez said that among the dead are children, including an eight month old child who was at the time of the incident in the hands of the mother. In connection with the tragedy in the city declared two days of mourning.

We will remind, in November 2016 in Colombia, the plane crashed with the Brazilian football team «Epicoene».

In Colombia collapsed suspension bridge – killed 11 people 10.01.2017

Январь 10th, 2017 by
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