The bridge, which isn’t opened to the public, fell onto cars underneath, trapping several cars and killing at least four people. A further 8 people have been taken to the hospital, and those totals may rise, according to fire officials at the scene.
More more than 100 rescue operators are involved in the search, which was considered an active rescue scene as of Thursday evening.
(Last updated 8:32 p.m. ET)
#BREAKING: 2 days ago @FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg said in story about new pedestrian bridge now deleted from the school's website “FIU is about building bridges and student safety. This project accomplishes our mission beautifully." pic.twitter.com/0eZyLUvDyQ
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) March 15, 2018
#BREAKING Police and news crews are being asked to keep helicopters away from the scene so first responders can hear if any victims are pinned under the rubble. #bridgecollapse https://t.co/VTJyhYyEkZ pic.twitter.com/lnaQJLmvoJ
— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) March 15, 2018
#BREAKING: Several vehicles crushed under collapsed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University. Rescue efforts underway. 6 injured according to Miami-Dade fire officials pic.twitter.com/qeRG7pyVJQ
— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) March 15, 2018
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Miami Fire Rescue official:
-Eight vehicles trapped under collapsed pedestrian bridge.
-Eight victims transported to hospitals.
-More than 100 rescue crew members engaged in rescue operations.https://t.co/OsDu3ns7fz pic.twitter.com/vwOMSNaRqx
— ABC News (@ABC) March 15, 2018