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Colombia Bridge Collapse Kills 10

17 January 2018

A partially built suspension bridge has collapsed in Colombia, killing at least 9 construction workers.

The 450m bridge, in Chirajara on the border of Cundinamarca and Meta provinces, was not yet open to the public.

An investigation has been launched to find out the reason for the bridge collapse.

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Pictures emerging from Colombia show large sections of the bridge have fallen down into a canyon below. Ten workers were killed and eight injured.

Authorities are still working to determine how many people were working on the bridge at the time of the collapse and if anyone is missing.

View of a bridge under construction that collapsed leaving dead and injured workers in Chirajara near Bogota, Colombia January 15, 2018.

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The bridge is part of an ambitious programme to improve the route leading from Bogotá to the eastern plains by turning parts of it into a dual carriageway.

The cable-stayed bridge was being constructed in the Bogota-Villavicencio road corridor as part of a highway improvement project being carried out by Coviandes, a majority- owned Columbian investment corporation. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries.

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Colombia Bridge Collapse Kills 10