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Hundreds hurt as Spanish festival boardwalk collapses into sea

MADRID: Hundreds of people were hurt, two seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in northwestern Spain on Sunday night, local authorities said. There were no reports of any fatalities from the incident which the Galicia regional government said left 316 people injured at the O Marasquino festival in the town of Vigo. Nine of them are still in the hospital and two are in the intensive care unit but their lives are not in danger, city hall said in a…

4 dead, over dozen missing as bridge collapses in Neelum Valley

MUZAFFARABAD: Around 25 tourists were swept away when a bridge over a water channel collapsed in Neelum Valley of Azad Kashmir on Sunday. Police said the bridge collapsed due to overload when the touring students from Punjab were crossing it in Kundal Shai area of Neelum Valley. Four dead bodies and at least eight injured have been recovered in the rescue operation so far. Officials say between 20 to 25 people were standing on the bridge at the time of the collapse, who were swept way by strong current. The…

Florida foot bridge collapse leaves four people dead

MIAMI: A newly erected pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday, killing four people, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Downey said. Emergency personnel with sniffer dogs searched for signs of life amid the wreckage of concrete slabs and twisted metal after the 950-ton bridge crushed vehicles on one of the busiest roads in South Florida. At least eight vehicles were trapped in the wreckage of the bridge and at least 10 people have been transported to…

29 injured as French stadium barrier collapses

AMIENS, France: Twenty-nine fans were hurt, five of them seriously, when a barrier collapsed Saturday at a stadium in the northern French city of Amiens as away supporters celebrated their opening goal. A fence separating Lille fans from the pitch gave way as they surged forward to celebrate the goal against Amiens, a regional rival that has just been promoted to the top flight in French football. Several tumbled about one and a half metres (five feet) and were crushed by other fans who fell on top of them. Injuries…