10 Jan 2017

Colombia bridge collapse kills at least 11

7:34 pm on 10 January 2017

A suspension bridge in rural Colombia has collapsed, killing at least 11 people and injuring several others, reports in local media say.

Pictures appear to show the structure - near the city of Villavicencio and made of boards and rope - dangling on its side.

It was believed to have collapsed under excess weight, the reports said.

The bridge is a local tourist attraction and was crowded with people enjoying a public holiday.

Young children were among the dead, with those on the bridge at the time reportedly plunging 80m into a ravine.