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Deadly bridge collapse in Andorra


Heavy snow fell where the bridge had collapsed

A bridge under construction has collapsed in Andorra, killing at least five workers, officials say.

Six more people were injured in the accident near the north-western town of Massana and are being treated in hospital.

The road bridge collapsed at about noon on Saturday close to the Dos Valires tunnel. Most of the victims were said to be Portuguese nationals.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

A police investigation has been launched.

Andorra is a tiny principality in the Pyrenees Mountains on the French-Spanish border.

Three fatalities had been confirmed by Saturday evening but another body was found late on Saturday and a man who was pulled from the rubble in the early hours of Sunday later died of his injuries.

A 20m section of the concrete bridge collapsed in the accident.

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