On August 5, in Russia, a railway bridge collapsed in the area of ​​military exercises in the Jewish Autonomous Region.

According to official data, about 20 people were injured.

The incident took place in the Smidovichi region, where military exercises are being held. The bridge could not bear the load and collapsed. The victims were hospitalized.

“The military does not allow anyone there, they sort it out on their own, since it is not our structure, they were building a pontoon bridge. We allocated ambulances and a fire vehicle. They did not ask, we just responded,” – First Deputy Head of the Smidovichi District Boris Korolev.

The official figures are very different from what the local media report, which says at least 3 dead soldiers …