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Bridge Failure Database

Mungo Bridge (Mungo River)

Year 2004
Type Road
Country Cameroon
Cause Impact
Details A truck transporting about 15,000 litres of fuel hit the rails of the Mungo Bridge, capsized on its left side, caught fire and exploded in an inferno fuelled by 15,000-litre of petroleum. The immense heat from the fire caused the metal bars holding the bridge to give way.
Fatalities 2
Injuries 0
Collapse complete
Phase in service
Period 1991-2009
Continent Africa
Reference http://homas.canalblog.com/

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