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Published: Wednesday, 8/1/2007

Cars plunge into Mississippi as freeway bridge collapses; at least 6 are dead, many hurt


MINNEAPOLIS An interstate bridge suddenly broke into huge sections and collapsed into the Mississippi River during bumper-to-bumper Minneapolis-St. Paul traffic Wednesday, killing at least six people and sending vehicles, tons of concrete and twisted metal crashing into the water. The Interstate 35W bridge was in the midst of being repaired when it collapsed. A burning semi-truck and a school bus clung to one slanted slab, while at least eight cars and a truck were submerged.

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