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Mississippi River Bridge Collapse

by | 2nd, August 2007

bridge-mississippi.jpgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Divers searched the Mississippi River for bodies Thursday among the submerged cars and twisted steel left by deadly interstate bridge collapse, their hopes of finding survivors having dimmed.

“This is not a rescue operation any longer,” said Chief Jim Clack of the Minneapolis Fire Department. “It’s a recovery operation, which means we move slower and more deliberately.”

Authorities lowered the death toll to four, but warned the final number could change as divers comb the wreckage for as many as 30 people still missing.

Police Lt. Amelia Huffman said: “This morning, the medical examiner’s office only has four sets of remains.” Initial reports of seven people killed were based on the best estimates authorities had Wednesday night, she said.

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