Brooklyn Bridge facade collapses, 5 hurt

2014-07-03 09:49
Emergency personal near a section of the facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn Bridge after it had collapsed in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (File, AP)

Emergency personal near a section of the facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn Bridge after it had collapsed in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (File, AP)

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New York - Authorities say a section of the facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn Bridge has collapsed, injuring five people.

It happened on Wednesday night in Brooklyn during a thunderstorm.

A fire department spokesperson says the collapse involved a section roughly 7.6m wide.

All of the injuries were minor. It wasn't immediately known who was hurt.

Department of Buildings inspectors are investigating.

There is no word on what caused the collapse.
- AP
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