18 injured by bridge collapse during military drills in Jewish Autonomous Region

18 injured by bridge collapse during military drills in Jewish Autonomous Region
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  • calendar-gray 05 August 2020

Bridge structures have collapsed during military drills in the Jewish Autonomous Region, injuring 18 people, according to the emergency services, APA reports.

"In the Thalmann settlement in the Smidovichesky District during the drills of railway troops parts of a bridge have collapsed. 18 people sustained injuries," the source said.

The source specified that all the injured were transported to a military hospital in Khabarovsk. Currently, the causes of the accident are being ascertained. According to one of the versions, safety regulations may have been violated.

The local authorities have confirmed the information. "A pontoon bridge has collapsed in the Thalmann settlement during military drills, causing injuries," representative of the Smidovichesky district administration commented for TASS on Wednesday.

 

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