Agence France-PresseAugust 9, 2013 14:36
At least six people were killed when a decades-old bridge collapsed in heavy rain in the capital of Sierra Leone on Friday, leaving dozens feared trapped in the rubble and sparking a major rescue operation, police said.
The King Jimmy crossing, which connects the west of the capital with the city centre, collapsed at around 04:00 am.
Six bodies were recovered from the scene, police said in a statement, without giving details about the victims.
"Many more are still believed to be trapped in the wreckage," a senior security official told reporters.