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Multiple deaths were reported after a newly opened bridge built for foot traffic in south Florida collapsed on Thursday afternoon. The bridge, located on the campus of Florida International University in Miami, was estimated to weight more than 950 tons and trapped vehicles traveling beneath it at the time of its collapse, the Miami Herald reported.

MSNBC tweeted that there were “mass casualties.”

Stunning video footage and pictures of the disaster quickly spread on social media.

“We are shocked and saddened about the tragic events unfolding at the FIU-Sweetwater Bridge,” FIU spokesperson Maydel Santana-Bravo said in a brief statement. “At this time, we are still involved in rescue efforts and gathering information. We are working closely with authorities and first responders on the scene. We will share updates as we have them.”

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.


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