bogota - Ten construction workers were killed when a bridge under construction collapsed in the middle of Colombia. That reported the disaster response service of the country.
The bridge at Chirajara, on the border of the provinces of Cundinamarca and Meta was part of the highway that connects the capital Bogota with Villavicencio. The bridge was not in use yet.
Nine construction workers were killed immediately. The tenth dead belonged to the five wounded and died in the hospital. 'We started a search to exclude the possibility that there are more victims,' said Reinaldo Romero of the emergency response service.