A newly constructed bridge is being inaugurated. Guests and officials are preparing to cut the ribbon while standing on the new bridge. However, before the red ribbon was cut, the bridge collapsed. Everyone fell down in a hurry.
This sensational incident happened in the Central African country of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). A video of the newly constructed bridge collapsing is going viral on social media.
Online users laughed and laughed after watching the video. Indian media NDTV reported this information in a report on Wednesday (September 7).
According to reports, a small bridge was built in the Congo to help locals cross rivers during the rainy season. Before the bridge was built, the temporary structure also often collapsed.
In one of the viral videos, government officials are seen standing on the bridge to officially open it. The bridge will be opened to the public by cutting a red ribbon at one end of the bridge. As soon as a woman took out a pair of scissors to cut the ribbon, the bridge collapsed.
The video shows that the security guards went ahead to rescue the woman after the bridge collapsed. The female victim was practically dragged off the bridge.
However, after the collapse of the bridge, the remaining members of the government delegation were hanging but fortunately did not fall to the ground. At that time, others who were nearby were seen rushing to help the trapped officials. This sensational incident is said to have happened last week. Originally, the bridge broke in two before its inauguration.
According to news agency Khama Press, officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) gathered to inaugurate a bridge when it collapsed. Videos of the accident are going viral on social media. There people are mocking the quality of bridge construction.