BREAKING: Pedestrian Bridge Collapses in Florida, Mass Casualties Reported

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On Thursday, Florida police said that a pedestrian bridge that was under construction near Florida International University collapsed, resulting in multiple casualties.

Monique O. Madan, a breaking news reporter for the Miami Herald, tweeted: "Police telling me there are "mass casualties” after bridge at FIU collapses to the ground."

Madan captured ground-level video footage showing multiple cars trapped under the bridge that are completely crushed.

Construction workers are reportedly saying that the collapse happened due to an “engineering failure.”

Madan also reported that emergency personnel on scene are calling doctors and nurses to the area to help treat victims.

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