One dead, multiple injured in Patras motorway bridge collapse

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Police have arrested four employees of a construction company in connection with the collapse of a section of a motorway bridge which killed one person and injured at least 12 more, in Patras, Greece, on Sunday.

The safety manager and three employees of the construction construction company were arrested by police due to questionable safety measures, reported amna.gr.

A section of the bridge collapsed on Sunday, trapping people underneath, killing one and injuring 12. Four people are in serious condition in hospital.

Collapse bridge in Greece
Photo: DayFR Euro.

A section of the bridge, at the entrance to the city of Patras, in southern Greece, had structural problems with repair work commencing in 2021, according to Ekathimerini.com.

Prior to the incident, the Achaia police department closed the section of the bridge from July 20 for maintenance work.

The bridge was ready for demolition on Sunday but the closed section collapsed onto a group of people standing underneath.

Source: Ekathimerini.com

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