Overpass collapse in Laval

Around lunch time this afternoon, an overpass on Concorde in Laval collapsed onto the highway below. So far at least six people have been reported injured. Worse still, at least two people are feared to be dead; two cars were trapped below the concrete. Depending on whether each car had only one person inside or more, there could be even more deaths as a result.

There is currently a rescue operation going on to remove the concrete as quickly but as carefully as possible just in case someone beneath it is still alive, but morale is low. With the weight of the concrete it’s not very hopeful.

I don’t live that far from the area and it made my heart skip a beat to think that at that hour on a Saturday afternoon, my family could have been driving in that very location.

1 Comment so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on October 1st, 2006 @ 8:17 pm

    The possibility of something like this happening crosses my mind every time I go over or under a freeway overpass. Scary.



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