Around 27 injured in Finland bridge collapse, many of them children

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HELSINKI, May 11 (Reuters) – Around 27 people, a majority of them children, were injured on Thursday when a pedestrian bridge collapsed in the Finnish city of Espoo, just outside the country’s capital, a spokesperson for the Helsinki regional rescue service said.

Many of the injured were part of a group of school children, the Helsinki Hospital Authority said in a separate statement.

Finnish media published pictures of at least five people lying on the ground.

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