Cars, bodies remain trapped out of reach after Florida bridge collapse

MIAMI, FLORIDA UNITED STATES (NBC) – Rescue workers combed through the rubble of a pedestrian bridge that collapsed onto several lanes of traffic at Florida International University in Miami, but hopes of finding more survivors were fading early on Friday (March 16), police said.

Six people were confirmed dead after the newly built 950-ton bridge crushed vehicles on one of the busiest roads in South Florida on Thursday. With at least eight vehicles buried and out of reach beneath the rubble, the death toll could rise, Juan Perez, the Miami-Dade Police Department director, said on Friday.

Miami officials said they have transitionsed the operation from search and rescue to recovery and investigation

At lease 10 people were taken to hospitals and two remained in critical condition according to local officials.

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