Police aren’t expecting to find any more survivors of the pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University, where the death toll has now reached six. The 862-ton bridge, which was only erected last Saturday, collapsed over a highway Thursday afternoon and crushed multiple vehicles. The Miami-Dade Police Department worked through the night to rescue victims from the wreckage, but announced early Friday morning that it was now a search and recover mission, with no one else expected to have survived. “We don’t anticipate that we will find anybody alive in there,” Officer Lee Cowart, a police spokesperson, told the Miami Herald. Nine people who survived the collapse have been removed from the wreckage and transported to Kendall Regional Medical Center, but fire rescue officials said eight vehicles remained trapped under the bridge and police say they do not know how many people are still missing, but are now presumed dead. The Miami Herald reported that one mother whose daughter is still missing begged to search the rubble herself, but was turned away by authorities.
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