Netherlands bridge collapse kills two, injures two: Officials

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At least two people died and two more were injured when a bridge under construction collapsed in the Netherlands on Wednesday, Dutch officials said.

“An industrial accident occurred while building a bridge. Unfortunately, this resulted in two fatalities. Two people are injured,” the regional safety authority wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

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Earlier, the authority had said that part of the bridge, under construction in Lochem, in the east of the country, had collapsed.

They had initially given a toll of four injured, three of them seriously. It is not clear whether the two dead were part of that original toll.

A reporter at the scene, from local newspaper De Stentor, said workmen had been hoisting bridge arches when the accident occurred.

“Suddenly there was a huge bang,” the reporter said.

“The entire arch started to swing. Then the whole thing fell down. We saw two construction workers fall down.”

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