South Africa Bridge Collapses: Two Dead, 20 Injured

Workers at the site of the pedestrian bridge collapse near Sandton over the M1. (Google Images)

Workers at the site of the pedestrian bridge collapse near Sandton over the M1.
(Google Images)

BREAKING: A temporary pedestrian bridge over a main route in South Africa has collapsed, killing at least two people and injuring 20.

BBC Africa is reporting a pedestrian bridge in Johannesburg has collapsed, killing two people and injuring at least twenty.  The author reports:

“The bridge collapsed onto the main highway between Johannesburg and the capital, Pretoria, during rush-hour.

The accident happened near a busy slip road to the Sandton financial district.

Emergency services were still attempting to reach some of those trapped, late on Wednesday afternoon.

“At least five of the injured are critical and the numbers may change as there are still people trapped beneath the structure,” Chris Botha, a spokesman for privately-owned emergency services company Netcare 911, told the Reuters news agency.”

The pedestrian bridge crosses the M1 highway.

Read more and watch video of news reports at BBC Africa.

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