Finnish school children fell into the water when the bridge collapsed

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A dozen Finnish schoolchildren who were at outdoors school centre in Skibotn in Troms, ended up in the water when a bridge they were on, collapsed under them.
The fifth graders were at a outdoors schol centre in Norway and the dramatic incident happened on Thursday while they were out on the bridge and taking pictures ,  the Finnish news agency FNB writes.
The metal bridge was a bridge between two piers, and the water was around a few meters deep. A local guide had earlier on given the children permission to use the bridge.
The adults who had been on land, hurried over to  help the children who had fallen in the water. According to the outdoors school centre, all the kids are in good shape, the only one of them who received any injuries was a student who injured his hand when he hit the ground and who had to receive treatment on site.
– Some students were frightened, but mostly they acted in a calm manner.  But of course getting wet was a nasty experience to them,  school principal Tiina Marttinen at the school Kariston in Lahti says.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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