Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to Wolf Tribune the deaths, although it did not indicate the number. Images of the incident site with rescue teams trying to free potential trapped victims.

A bridge that was under construction in Miami, Florida, collapsed on Thursday, leaving several dead and injured people and cars trapped, according to Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to Univision 23 Miami. The infrastructure, which weighed about 950 tons, linked the University of Florida International with the city of Sweetwater, in southwestern Miami-Dade County.

Images of the incident site show several cars crushed under the structure. Emergency teams are in place serving injured people .

“The cars are under the bridge completely,” Katrina, a young driver who survived the accident, told Univision. He also said he saw people trapped under the collapsed bridge. She got out of the car and managed to escape from under the structure before it fell off.

After the callopse, traffic was closed in the area. The live images show several workers trying to enter under the bridge and, apparently, locate people under the structure.

On their Twitter account, the Miami-Dade Fire Department said there are “multiple injured people,” although he did not confirm the total number.

For now, the reasons for the collapse of the bridge, which happened around 2:00 pm, are unknown.

The collapsed bridge was installed on Saturday at 109 West Avenue in Miami. With him they sought to give pedestrian access from the headquarters of the International University of Florida to the Sweetwater area, where close to 4,000 students live in the residential buildings and dormitories of the FIU. Its inauguration was scheduled for 2019.

The bridge project was started to save lives, since with the expansion of the university there were several deaths due to being run over. Univision 23 reported Friday the placement of the bridge, which had been assembled with an accelerated construction method.

According to the Miami Herald, before the installation of the structure the university had assured that the method with which it would be mounted significantly reduced the risks for the workers of the construction company, as well as for the pedestrians and drivers who passed through the area.

The construction of the infrastructure was in charge of two companies: MCM Construction and Figg Bridge Design.

Florida International University asked its students and teachers to avoid the area. In a statement, the academic institution was “saddened by the tragic events that are happening.” The note stressed that “at this moment we are still working to rescue people and gather information.”