A pedestrian bridge has collapsed at the Florida International University in Miami, reportedly killing several people and trapping cars underneath.
Florida Highway Patrol reportedly confirmed to CBS Miami that several people have died as a result of the collapse on Thursday afternoon.
According to the Miami Herald, the bridge was installed just this past Saturday on Southwest 109th Avenue as a way to make it easier for students to cross a busy street.
On Twitter, MSN reported that bridge was not yet open for pedestrian use.
BREAKING: A portion of a new pedestrian bridge has collapsed in Miami, "mass causalities" reported. NBC-affiliate WTVJ:
– Bridge is located near Florida International University
– Bridge was not yet open
– Several cars believed to be trapped beneath the bridge pic.twitter.com/ZgvBiqyG6R
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 15, 2018
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
[Feature image: MSN video screenshot]