Four rescued, one dead as bridge collapses under weight of truck in Southern France

Four rescued, one dead as bridge collapses under weight of truck in Southern France
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  • calendar-gray 18 November 2019

One person died and four people were rescued after a suspension bridge over the Tarn river near Mirepoix-sur-Tarn commune, north-east of Toulouse, France collapsed on 18 November, Monday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The bridge gave way after a truck with a tonnage above the authorised limit drove across causing the construction to fail. The truck fell into the river alongside a car that was crossing the bridge at the same time.

Local media earlier indicated that a 15-year-old girl died in the incident, but this information has not been verified yet by the authorities.

Nearly 80 rescuers and three helicopters have rushed to the scene.

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