Thursday, August 2, 2007
Minneapolis Bridge Toll May Rise, 30 People Still Untraced
8/2/2007 11:06:17 PM Emergency rescuers and divers found more bodies in cars submerged in the Mississippi river on Thursday after part of the Interstate 35 West or I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, gave way during the rush hour on Wednesday evening.
Additionally about 30 people were still missing as commuters and eyewitnesses recounted their horrific experience when some 50 vehicles were hurled into the water after part of the eight-lane motorway on the I-35W Bridge gave way.
Minneapolis police chief Tim Dolan said people were still trapped inside vehicles and the recovery effort would take at least three days. Investigators are treating the area as a crime scene until they determine a cause for the collapse. The official death toll of four was rising as more bodies were found.
Posted by wallen71 at 9:28 PM