Popular suspension bridge fails in Colombia, killing 7
|TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/10/2017 2:32:26 PM|
Bogota, Jan 10: A suspension bridge popular with tourists in a rural area of central Colombia has failed, killing at least seven people and injuring 14 more.
The bridge near the city of Villavicencio is a major tourist attraction. Authorities say it may have turned upside down yesterday due to overload during a busy three-day holiday weekend.
Those injured are being treated at a local hospital.
Officials say they fear the death toll could rise because the injuries suffered by people spilled 80 meters (265 feet) into a gorge were severe.
Firefighters at the rescue scene say the dead included five adults and two minors.
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