January 16, 2018 17:11 IST

Colombia bridge collapse kills at least 10

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Another two people were missing and four others were injured when the structure fell along a tract of a highway that links the capital Bogota with the nearby city of Villavicencio, officials said, Xinhua reported. Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images
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Jorge Diaz, director of Civil Defense for the department of Meta, said the victims were construction workers who fell from a height of approximately 280 meters. Some 20 workers were on the bridge at the time of the accident. Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images
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"Ten people are dead. Nine died at the site of the accident and one was taken to a hospital, where he died," Diaz told local media. Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images
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Video footage posted to the Caracol News website showed what appeared to be half of the bridge still standing, while the other half had plummeted into the gully below. Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images
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The bridge was just 20 meters away from completion, a Caracol News anchor said. Credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images