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South Africa: Bridge collapses, killing two and trapping three in Johannesburg02:03

South Africa: Bridge collapses, killing two and trapping three in Johannesburg

South Africa, Johannesburg
October 14, 2015 at 19:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Grayston footbridge over the M1 highway in Johannesburg collapsed on Wednesday during the peak hour of traffic.

Two people died and 21 were injured in the incident, with five of the latter being in critical condition, according to medical sources. Three others remained trapped under the wreckage of the footbridge, and the Emergency Services are providing them with medical care while trying to get them out.

Several ambulances and an emergency helicopter have been deployed to the site, where scores of people remain watching events unfold.

South Africa: Bridge collapses, killing two and trapping three in Johannesburg02:03
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The Grayston footbridge over the M1 highway in Johannesburg collapsed on Wednesday during the peak hour of traffic.

Two people died and 21 were injured in the incident, with five of the latter being in critical condition, according to medical sources. Three others remained trapped under the wreckage of the footbridge, and the Emergency Services are providing them with medical care while trying to get them out.

Several ambulances and an emergency helicopter have been deployed to the site, where scores of people remain watching events unfold.

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