Bridge collapse in France leaves one dead and several injured

Posted at 6:30 AM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 06:32:09-05

One person was killed and several were injured after a bridge collapsed in southwest France on Monday, according to the Haut-Garonne fire brigade.

 (Photo by ERIC CABANIS / AFP) (Photo by ERIC CABANIS/AFP via Getty Images)

A 15-year-old girl died after the bridge leading to the small town of Mirepoix-sur-Tarn collapsed at 8 a.m. local time, Toulouse prosecutor Karline Bouisset said. The girl’s mother was rescued by witnesses at the scene.

Three vehicles were caught in the bridge collapse, according to the prosecutor. An investigation has been opened into the cause of the bridge collapse.