A 15-year-old girl died and four people were rescued after a suspension bridge over the Tarn river near Mirepoix-sur-Tarn commune, north-east of Toulouse, France collapsed on 18 November, Monday, local authorities reported.
— Sébastien Marcelle (@SebMarcelle) November 18, 2019
According to reports, the bridge gave way after a truck with a tonnage above the authorised limit drove across causing the construction to fail. The truck fell into the river alongside a car that was crossing the bridge at the same time.
— Sebastien Roux (@Seb_roux_) November 18, 2019
Nearly eighty rescuers, forty police officers and three helicopters have rushed to the scene.
— Sapeurs-pompiers 31 (@sdis31officiel) November 18, 2019
According to media reports, the bridge was last renovated 16 years ago.