Bridge collapses as autos drive by Brazilian Amazon | New

At the least three useless and as much as 15 lacking after a bridge believed to be cracked gave means.

At the least three folks have been confirmed useless, with as much as 15 lacking after a bridge collapsed as some autos crossed it in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, firefighters and native media mentioned .

The Amazonas Fireplace Division mentioned Wednesday it was searching for greater than a dozen folks after the concrete bridge collapsed on the BR-319 freeway in Careiro, a city about 100 km (62 miles) ) south of the provincial capital Manaus.

Some autos had been crossing the bridge when it gave means and 14 folks had been injured, officers added. Photographs confirmed the middle part of the bridge mendacity in darkish brown water with just a few autos, together with a white truck, submerged within the river.

Native media outlet G1 quoted a number of witnesses as saying the bridge had developed a crack, which was inflicting a visitors jam earlier than the collapse.

The state authorities didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.