Netherlands bridge collapse leaves 2 dead

Netherlands bridge collapse leaves 2 dead
# 21 February 2024 17:46 (UTC +04:00)

A bridge collapse in the Netherlands has left two dead and two injured, Dutch regional authorities said Wednesday, APA reports citing Deutsche Welle.

Dutch safety officials from the north and eastern parts of the Gelderland region said on X, formerly Twitter, that the collapse in the city of Lochem was due to an "industrial accident." The bridge is under construction.

The authorities later added in a separate post that the cause of the collapse is still unclear and said research is being done into why the incident occurred.

The safety officials also told the Dutch RTL Niuews outlet that "at least one person has been resuscitated" following the accident.

"At least another person is trapped in the bucket of the crane involved," they added. "It could be that there is another person in that tub, which would mean a fifth person injured."

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