TEHRAN,Young Journalists Club (YJC) -At least four people have been killed in a pedestrian bridge collapse in Greater Miami, Florida, crushing several cars, the Miami-Dade County fire chief says. At least 10 people were taken to hospitals with injuries.
Ten people were undergoing treatment at Kendall Regional Medical Center, Dr. Mark McKenny said at a press conference. Two of the patients are in critical condition and the rest are stable. He added that more people were transported to other facilities. Eight cars have been trapped in the wreckage, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe Martinez said.
Meanwhile, the search and rescue operation is expected to continue into the night, as Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said they believe there could be survivors under the debris.
The bridge was located close to Florida International University and crossed Southwest 8th Street near 109th Avenue, according to local media reports. Its construction was aimed at allowing university students to safely cross the busy roadway near the campus.