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Two dead in bridge collapse @Netherlands - ITREALMS

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The Dutch regional authorities has described on Wednesday the collapse of a bridge in the eastern city of Lochem occurred as "industrial accident" reports 
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Two dead in bridge collapse @Netherlands - ITREALMS
Also, Dutch Prime Minister (PM) Mark Rutte, has expressed his condolences to the victims of the "tragic" event.


ITREALMS recalled Deutsche Welle had reported that the bridge collapse left two dead and two injured, according to Dutch regional authorities.

The report equally note that Dutch safety officials from the north and eastern parts of the Gelderland region said on X, formerly Twitter, that the collapse in the city of Lochem was due to an "industrial accident." The bridge is under construction.

"Our thoughts go out to the loved ones of the victims," the post added.


Exact cause of collapse still unclear
The authorities later added in a separate post that the cause of the collapse is still unclear and said research is being done into why the incident occurred.

The safety officials also told the Dutch RTL Nieuws outlet that "at least one person has been resuscitated" following the accident.

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