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4 confirmed dead in bridge fall, 9 to hospitals

3 years 1 month 4 days ago Thursday, March 15 2018 Mar 15, 2018 March 15, 2018 10:48 PM March 15, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
MIAMI - As Florida authorities work to identify the people who died in Thursday's catastrophic bridge collapse, state and federal investigators will begin the task of figuring out how and why the five-day-old span failed.
Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Downey said Thursday night that his crew is using high-tech listening devices, trained sniffing dogs and search cameras in a race to find anyone still alive in the rubble.
Officials said four people were found dead and at least nine others were injured and taken to local hospitals.
The $14.2 million pedestrian bridge was supposed to open in 2019 as a safe way for students to cross the busy road. It linked the community of Sweetwater with the campus of Florida International University.

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