Another 13 people were seriously injured and are in hospitals .
Seven people were killed and 13 injured in the collapse of a suspension footbridge to the North of Villavicencio in Meta Department in Central Colombia.
This was announced on Monday, the Secretary to the government of the city of Villavicencio Ilton Alexander Gutierrez on micro-blogging network Twitter.
“Collapsed suspension bridge in the forward (smallest administrative unit in Colombia – approx. TASS) is El Carmen. Rescue service report of seven dead and 13 injured,” said the official.
He appealed to the citizens with a request to report to the local hospital to donate blood. “We appeal to residents with a request to come to the hospital to donate blood for the victims of this incident,” said Gutierrez.
According to preliminary data, the bridge could collapse due to overload, because at the moment of the tragedy it was about 30 people. On-site work crews rescue services. Suspension bridge in Vered El Carmen is one of the main attractions in the vicinity of Villavicencio.
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