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Collapse of a bridge near Toulouse: at least one dead, what we know

A terrible accident left at least one dead and several seriously injured on the construction site of the extension of line C of the Toulouse metro Monday evening.

A dramatic work accident left one dead and three injured, two of whom were serious. A few hours after the incident which occurred late in the afternoon this Monday, March 4, the public prosecutor explained, in addition At the beginning of the evening, six people were working on the aerial metro site, detailing that four were on it at the time of the collapse and jumped. "Among them, one person died, two wereé injured and hospitalized at CHU Purpan and the fourth was also hospitalized. injured and hospitalized in a clinic,” said Samuel Vuelta-Simon, whose La D&eacute ;pêche du Midi is echoed.

The drama unfolded on the construction site of the public transport network of Toulouse and its region, named Tisséo. And more precisely on the extension of metro line C, reports La Dépêche du Midi. The tragedy would have occurred in the town of Labège, bordering the Pink City, very precisely at 505 rue Jean-Rostand. a bridge under construction would have collapsed. According to workers present on the site, including The Department ;pêdu Midi was able to collect the comments, a scaffolding would have first collapsed, entered& ;icirc;nant then in its fall the structure.

"We heard a big boom in the parking lot, there was smoke everywhere," a witness to the scene. For his part, the prosecutor of the Republic of Toulouse declared: that the "rupture of a jack between two piers on the Labège aerial metro site" would be "a priori" &agrav; the origin of the drama. The president of the Toulouse transport authority revealed that the that, according to the first elements of the investigation, “these are prefabricated elements” s, the segments on which the deck rests, which collapsed. However, he judged that that it was still "too early" to determine the exact origin of the failure, and that the time was rather for mourning, while a man died.

Tisséo also addressed' his condolences to the employee's loved ones death. “We send our sincere condolences to you. family, loved ones and we associate ourselves à their sentence", declaredé the operator of the public transport network, who also had a thought for the employees who worked on a daily basis with ;quot; the victim and the other injured. Around 8 p.m., searches were still continuing at the scene of the tragedy.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116