It was in the state of Pará in northern Brazil as a ferry-boat ran into a bridge during Saturday local time. The collision meant that the bridge collapsed, according to witnesses, two cars have ended up in the water.
Parás, the governor of Helder Barbalho tweeted out pictures of the bridge.
"Our priority is to search for victims and provide full support to their families," he says to the state media, according to the BBC.https://twitter.com/helderbarbalho/status/1114475993891258368
damaged in connection with the incident, but all five of the färjebesättningen have survived the accident.
An inspection of the bridge earlier in the year revealed corrosion on the pillars, reports local media. Authorities requested that the problem would be addressed, but it was considered serious enough to close the route.