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Pedestrian bridge in Congo collapses during ribbon-cutting ceremony

A new pedestrian bridge in Congo collapsed Monday as officials celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

footage of the scary moment, verified by Reutersshows a handful of officers falling off the rickety structure in Kinshasa’s Mont Ngafula district as onlookers scream.

No one is said to have been injured in the incident.

Officials cut the ribbon.
The bridge collapsed just as officers cut the ribbon.
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Officials fall as bridge collapses.
No one is said to have been injured in the incident.
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As the structure subsided, the woman who cut the ribbon was seen clutching a man in a suit who had held the ribbon for her. Two other men immediately rushed to her aid to bring her to safety.

Both handrails broke off when the bridge broke in the middle and came to rest in the shallow creek a few meters below where it had been hung moments before.

One of the last to leave the broken bridge was a man in military fatigues, with a dark hat and dark glasses, clutching an unopened bottle of champagne.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/08/footbridge-in-congo-collapses-during-ribbon-cutting-ceremony/ Pedestrian bridge in Congo collapses during ribbon-cutting ceremony

JACLYN DIAZ

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