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FIU student among 6 dead in pedestrian bridge collapse; death toll could rise, police say


By -- Sun Sentinel —— Bio and Archives--March 16, 2018

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The death toll rose overnight in the catastrophic collapse of a 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami-Dade County, as a search for survivors became a mission to recover bodies, police said before dawn Friday.

At least six people are confirmed dead, Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta told reporters at the scene along a normally busy, eight-lane thoroughfare where the 174-foot-long bridge came down Thursday afternoon.—More…


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