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Norwegian wooden bridge collapses, 2 vehicles fall into river

/ 05:52 PM August 15, 2022
Norwegian wooden bridge collapses, 2 vehicles fall into river

A photograph taken on August 15, 2022 shows the collapsed Tretten bridge across the Gudbrandsdalslagen river in the Oyer municipality of southern Norway. AFP

OSLO — A wooden bridge collapsed in southern Norway on Monday, sending a car and truck hurtling into a river, police said.

The two-lane bridge was inaugurated in 2018 and is 148 meters (485 feet) long and 10 metres wide. It also has a pedestrian sidewalk.

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“Tretten bridge is reported to have collapsed. A truck and a passenger car are said to have gone into the water,” local police said in a tweet.

They said it was unclear if any people were injured and added that rescue workers had been sent to the scene at the Gudbrandsdalslagen river.

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