Bridge collapses during ribbon-cutting ceremony in Congo

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Dignitaries gathered to inaugurate a footbridge in the Congolese capital on Monday (September 5) only for the structure to collapse beneath their feet to the barely concealed delight of onlookers. Just as an organiser cut the ribbon at the ceremony in Kinshasa's Mont-Ngafula district, the bridge buckled, both its handrails broke off, and the central section slumped into the stream a couple of metres below. Spectators shouted in apparent glee, as the VIPs struggled to get off the crumpled wreck. Nobody was reported to have been hurt in the incident. Watch more on Independent TV: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content and live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

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