French bridge collapse near Toulouse claims lives of 2

Last Updated: Nov 19 2019 14:04
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A suspension bridge collapsed in south-western France which claimed lives of 2, a 15-year-old girl and a truck driver.

The bridge near the village of Mirepoix-sur-Tarn fell down at around 08:00 (07:00 GMT) due to which, two vehicles fell into the River Tarn north of Toulouse.

5 people were seriously wounded including 2 rescuers and local people who had tried to save victims.

An investigation has been opened. There has long been a concern at the state of the country's bridges.