15 years old girl died as bridge collapses in France

A 15-year-old girl and a lorry driver have been killed after a bridge collapsed into a river in southwestern France, officials have said.

The 150m-long (492ft) suspension bridge in Mirepoix-sur-Tarn, near Toulouse, collapsed at around 8am local time on Monday.

A lorry, a car and possibly a van were crossing at the same time, the local prosecutor said.Rescuers attend the scene of a suspension bridge collapse near Toulouse.
Rescuers walk on a suspension bridge which collapsed on Monday morning.

The bridge, which was renovated in 2003 by Haute-Garonne council, was limited to 19-tonne vehicles.

Television footage showed one car nose-down in the water with only its rear lights and bumper above the surface.

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