Police: 24 injured in bridge collapse in Finland

HELSINKI (HPD) — Two dozen people, many of them children, were injured Thursday when a makeshift pedestrian walkway collapsed in the southern Finnish city of Espoo, according to police and media.

The bridge that crossed an area under construction in the Tapiola region of Espoo collapsed in the middle of the morning. No one died, but 24 people were injured, 10 of them seriously. Espoo is a neighboring city to the capital, Helsinki.

“Several people fell a few meters when the bridge collapsed. The situation is being investigated,” police said in a statement.

The police carried out a technical investigation in the area and the possible causes of the accident were being studied.

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