A motorway bridge under construction in Colombia has collapsed, killing at least nine workers and injuring five others.
Civil Defense authorities say the laborers were working on drainage along the partially-constructed bridge when the structure fell Monday about 60 miles from Bogota.
Known as the Chirajara bridge, the structure was under construction and not operational at the time of the collapse.
A partially-constructed bridge collapsed in Colombia killing 10 workers and injuring several others
Transportation Minister German Cardona visited rescue staff on the ground with Dimitri Zaninovich, the head of the national infrastructure agency and reportedly described the incident as a "tragedy".
An investigation has been launched to find out the reason for the bridge collapse.
"We are still working to verify the total number of people who were working at the time", they said in a statement. Santos has since spoken to say all his "solidarity is with relatives of the victims".
According to information from the rescue services, all the victims were actually part of the building workers on the site.