Bridge collapse kills at least five in Massana, Andorra

Sunday, November 8, 2009

At least five construction workers have died in a bridge collapse in Massana, Andorra. A 20 meter section of the bridge which was under construction collapsed at around noon on Saturday. Three fatalities had been confirmed by the evening after the accident. Another body had been retrieved from the rubble. A worker pulled from the site died of his injuries in hospital the next day.

Six others were injured in the incident. Most of the workers were Portuguese. Around 60 workers were on site at the time of the collapse. French President and Co-Prince of Andorra Nicolas Sarkozy expressed his condolences and stated "France's support and solidarity during this ordeal”. Head of Government for Andorra, Jaume Bartumeu is set to travel to the accident site and visit the injured workers in hospital.

The cause of the collapse is still unknown. A police investigation is underway.