Four dead in Florida university footbridge bridge collapse:
At least four people have been killed and 10 others injured after a footbridge collapsed near Florida International University in Miami, officials say.
Rescuers are spending the night searching for victims trapped under the buckled structure.
The 862-tonne, 174ft (53m) bridge collapsed over an eight-lane motorway on Thursday afternoon, crushing at least eight vehicles, police said.
The bridge has been erected on Saturday in just six hours.
It was constructed using a method referred to as “accelerated bridge construction” to prevent traffic disruption. A significant part of this bridge was assembled on the side of the road and then lifted into place.
Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey confirmed on Thursday night that at least four people were killed.
“This is going to be a long incident. We are going to have rescuers here through the night, if not longer,” Chief Downey said.
“We’re working our way into the pile trying to create holes that we can actually physically see,” Miami-Dade Fire Department Division Chief Paul Estopian told reporters