Four bodies found at Oklahoma bridge collapse

 

Rescue workers have pulled three bodies from cars that plunged into Oklahoma's Arkansas River when a section of the bridge collapsed yesterday after a barge hit it.

A car rests on the edge of the collapsed Oklamhoma bridge Photo: Reuters

The captain of an empty oil barge apparently passed out at the controls when suffering a seizure and hit an unprotected part of the bridge, causing a 500-foot section to give way, police said.

Emergency workers had recovered one car, one pickup truck, one motor home and a horse trailer with three dead horses trapped inside from the accident site.

Oklahoma Governor Mr Frank Keating told CNNon Sunday night there was still no confirmation on the number of people killed.