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Video: At least 6 hurt in pedestrian bridge collapse in D.C.

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 12:49 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2021 at 3:01 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON, Va. (WWBT) - At least six people were injured when a pedestrian bridge collapsed in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, reports NBC4.

The bridge is at Kenilworth Avenue and Polk Street NE and blocked all lanes of DC-295.

Four people were taken to hospitals with injuries and two others were evaluated, D.C. Fire and EMS said.

At least two vehicles appear to be under the fallen bridge, according to NBC4 Washington. However, no one is trapped inside the vehicles.

A truck carrying 500 gallons of diesel also became partially trapped and started leaking. A D.C. Department of Energy & Environment spokesperson told NBC4 that some of the fuel got into drains and materials were put down to absorb more diesel.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

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