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6 injured after pedestrian bridge collapses in DC

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Posted at 12:13 PM, Jun 23, 2021

Washington, D.C. fire and EMS officials say six people were injured Wednesday when a pedestrian bridge collapsed over a local freeway.

Officials said the bridge spanning DC-295 in the eastern part of the city collapsed just after noon ET.

DC Fire and EMS said that six people were injured in the incident, four of which were transported to nearby hospitals.

Officials added that a portion of the bridge landed on a truck and that hazmat crews are responding to clean up a subsequent diesel leak. Debris from the collapse landed on at least one other car.

This story is breaking and will be updated.