Bridge collapses in Brazilian Amazon, 3 killed and as much as 15 lacking

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MANAUS – As much as 15 persons are lacking and three are confirmed useless after a bridge collapsed within the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas on Wednesday, firefighters and native media mentioned.

The Amazonas Fireplace Division mentioned it was searching for as many as 15 individuals after the collapse of a bridge on the BR-319 freeway within the metropolis of Careiro, about 62 miles from the capital Manaus.

It added that one other 14 individuals have been injured within the collapse that occurred as some autos have been crossing the bridge.

Native media outlet G1 quoted a number of witnesses as saying the bridge had a crack that had prompted a site visitors jam earlier than the collapse.

14 individuals have been injured with 3 others killed when the bridge collapsed.
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The state authorities didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.


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