BREAKING: Pedestrian Bridge Collapses In Miami – Multiple Killed, Cars Trapped Underneath

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Horrible incident happened in the Miami area Thursday afternoon.

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A Florida International University pedestrian bridge, that is still under construction sudenlly collapsed trapping an unknown number of people underneath, leading to “multiple patients injured,” according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

The 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a multi-lane highway and crushed vehicles underneath.

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Source: Roberto Koltun/The Miami Herald via AP

At least one person has died and seven injured and were taken to the hospital.

“There are eight vehicles that are trapped underneath as far as we know and we are going to try and get to them as quickly as we can,” said Gimenez, who is in China on business.

The horrible incident happened due to the bridge’s span that was just installed Saturday, although construction on the structure was not finished. The bridge was scheduled to open in 2019.

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Reactions of the witnesses of the accident

“We heard a loud bang behind us … and we looked back and the bridge had completely collapsed,” said Isabella Carrasco, a student at the University of Miami, who had just passed underneath the bridge in a car.

Doctors and medical students ran to the scene from a nearby building and started giving medical attention to victims, she said.

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“Someone on the side of the road had asked a police officer if she had heard any response from the people inside the car,” Carrasco said, “and she shook her head and said no.”

Ricardo Dejo, an FIU civil engineering student, told CNN he saw cars pinned beneath the bridge. “I can’t describe it,” Dejo said. “We were really excited about the bridge (before the crash). Everything looked fine. I went underneath it with my own car and it looked great.”

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