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    Four Rescued, One Dead as Bridge Collapses Under Weight of Truck in Southern France - Photo

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    According to local media, the 150 metre-long and 5 metre-wide bridge was renovated in 2003 by the departmental council of Haute-Garonne.

    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.

    ​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.

    Nearly eighty rescuers, forty police officers and three helicopters have rushed to the scene.

    ​​According to media reports, the bridge was last renovated 16 years ago.

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