Colombia motorway bridge collapses killing nine workers

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A motorway bridge under construction in Colombia has collapsed, killing at least nine workers and injuring five others, the BBC reports.

The bridge in Chirajara was to be part of a highway connecting the capital, Bogotá, with the city of Villavicencio.

Photos from the scene show a large part of the 450m-long bridge lying in the ravine below.

Transport Minister Germán Cardona spoke of a “tragedy” and said the cause of the collapse would be investigated.

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