Final Moment: 4 Ladies Pictured On A Bridge Taking Selfies Just Moments Before It Collapsed (Photo)

The women were posing for selfies when the bridge suddenly gave way
A group of young women – including two teenagers – suffered multiple fractures after falling over 30ft off a rundown bridge as they posed for selfies, The Sun UK reports.
The horror accident happened on a railway bridge over the Cais River in the north-eastern Brazilian borough of Castelo do Piaui.
According to reports, the side of the bridge suddenly gave way when the group were taking pictures.
A 22-year-old woman and two teenage girls, aged 15 and 16, fell 10 metres (33 feet) and suffered multiple fractures.
Local authorities released a photo of the three young women alongside a fourth friend that was taken at the scene of the accident the day before.
Policeman Marcelo Freitas told local media: “The bridge passes over the Cais River and is used as a railroad, although it has been in a state of disrepair for some time.
 
“The young women were taking photos when a section of the bridge came away and they fell to the ground below.
 
“Fortunately, the trio survived and were rescued by emergency services.”
A group of eight people were on the bridge at the time but only three were injured.
They received treatment at a nearby clinic before being transferred by ambulance overnight to the Hospital Teresina.
Two of the girls suffered leg fractures while the third broke her left foot.
Local authorities said the bridge is the responsibility of the federal government and is waiting for a response from the Ministry of Transport.
(Culled from The Sun UK)

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Martinezeiru Mmesoma Mirian

    Girls should mind themselves not any were you see you stand and take pictures

  2. Anowi Onyinyechi Jane

    Thank God,nobody died

  3. women and selfie wishing them quick recovery

  4. okoye chidimma Ann

    Sorry to those injured and the federal government should do something about the bridge.

  5. okeke ifunanya favour

    This is a lesson to those that are addicted to picture.

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