Officials in southern Mexico say a pedestrian suspension bridge collapsed and dumped a group on their way to a Christmas party in a ravine, sending 23 people to hospital
December 19, 2021 at 23:04
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MEXICO CITY – A pedestrian suspension bridge collapsed Sunday in southern Mexico, dumping a group heading to a Christmas party in a ravine, sending 23 people to the hospital, authorities said.
The civil defense office in the Pacific coastal state of Oaxaca said people from the town of Santos Reyes Nopala were crossing the bridge to get to a party when the structure failed.
The injured included 12 adults and 11 children. Many were taken to a hospital in the nearby seaside resort of Puerto Escondido.
Such bridges are not uncommon in rural Mexico. Most are supported by a combination of steel cables and wooden planks, but some are built with ropes. It was not clear what type of bridge was involved in the collapse.