Several dead as new Miami footbridge collapses

Walkway falls onto six-lane highway, crushing cars and leaving unknown number of people trapped

Emergency personnel respond after a brand-new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at Florida International University in Miami on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Miami: A newly installed pedestrian bridge over a six-lane highway in Miami on a college campus collapsed Thursday, crushing a number of cars below and reportedly leaving several people dead.

The Miami Herald reported that an unknown number of people were trapped underneath the collapsed walkway, which connected Florida International University to a student housing area.

The Florida Highway Patrol said several people were killed, according to US networks.

Television imagery from the scene showed a crane being moved into position where the bridge lay in sections across Southwest Eighth Street.

Emergency vehicles and police cars also swarmed the area.

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