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At least 10 people were injured when a Pittsburgh bridge collapsed early Friday morning. The bridge was carrying Forbes Avenue traffic over Frick Park in Squirrel Hill near Regent Square.

Pittsburgh Public Safety officials said three of the injured people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officials are also checking that there are no injured victims under the collapsed bridge.

A Port Authority bus was on a portion of the span at the time of the collapse and could be seen upright on a section of the collapsed bridge. According to The Associated Press, rescuers had to rappel nearly 150 feet while others formed a human chain to help rescue people.

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey said he was thankful there were no reported fatalities or critical injuries at this time.

A further 27 people with COVID-19 have died in New South Wales as the state clocked 13,026 new infections in the last 24 hours.
This marks a drop from yesterday’s 13,354 infections.
There are currently 2779 people with coronavirus being treated in hospital, with 185 in ICU.
This is 86 more hospitalisations compared to yesterday, and down one in ICU.
The new figures come after NSW saw its deadliest day in the pandemic; 49 people lost their lives in the state yesterday.
Despite the decline in cases health authorities have warned COVID-19 infections could again spike as students return to school.
Around the state children are dusting off the backpacks and getting their uniforms ready as they prepare for face-to-face learning to resume.
Chair of the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness, Professor Jane Halton, told Today it’s too early to know what the spike will look like, but she’s hopeful it will remain low.
“I don’t think we know,” she said, addressing what the numbers could look like.
“The good news is all the measures being taken by schools; outdoor learning, keeping kids cohorted — all the things we know make a difference and of course hygiene with kids, access to vaccines.
“We are hoping it will keep it pretty low. There is of course some suspicion we will get a bit of a spike.”
With measures such as twice-weekly rapid antigen tests for students and teachers in place, Professor Halton is confident authorities can track and contain potential spread in schools.

The bridge collapse occurred just hours before President Joe Biden’s scheduled appearance several miles away, where he is expected to talk about infrastructure. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the president would proceed with the trip.

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