Published On: Fri, Mar 16th, 2018

Miami Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Causes About 4 Killings, Officials Say

On Tuesday, a pedestrian pathway was being constructed but unfortunately fell down onto a busy highway in Miami, caused about four people deaths, local authorities told media.  


However, a number of vehicles were crushed, parked close the pathway near Florida International University‘s campus as pedestrian bridge collapsed about 1:30 p.m., reported by the Florida Highway Patrol.

On other side Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue told media that there workers had been working on the bridge and a number of cars were under the pathway.

Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey explained at a press conference on Thursday evening, no dead bodies have yet not been recognized.

While rescuers are on way to remove debris. Downey added saying that the searches will be continued from this debris until rescuers making certain that there are no survivors are there.

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez took his Twitter to say thanks to all those helped the rescue team to help finding survivors and dead bodies below the wreckage of collapsed a pedestrian pathway, added their struggles were courageous in spite of the final results.

Juan Perez also said that police will soon start the investigation and recovery of the victims of that incident, truth will be discovered for sake of those families who lost their beloved.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Division Chief Paul Estopinan mentioned in his latest report that emergency workers have found out eight vehicles trapped under the huge construction.

Officials told reporters that rescue effort and the search consists of rescue teams, search dogs and urban search, heavily equipped and four cranes.

After the incident, rescuers took ten patients at the Kendall Regional Medical Center, while medical officials reported that two of patients are in critical condition, though eight other wounded not seriously in this unexpected collapse.

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