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10 workers die in bridge collapse, Colombian officials say

Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm PST

BOGOTA – Colombian officials say 10 workers died after a bridge they were building outside the nation’s capital collapsed.

Civil Defence authorities say the labourers were working on drainage along the bridge when the structure fell Monday about 95 kilometres (60 miles) from Bogota.

Nine people were killed at the scene and the 10th died after being taken to a nearby hospital with severe injuries.

Authorities are still working to determine how many people were working on the bridge at the time of the collapse and if anyone is missing.