President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he's monitoring the "heartbreaking bridge collapse" at Florida International University in the Miami area.
Trump is calling the bridge collapse "so tragic" and praising the bravery of first responders who "rushed in to save lives. Thank you for your courage." The president tweets that he is praying for "all who are affected."
Continuing to monitor the heartbreaking bridge collapse at FIU - so tragic. Many brave First Responders rushed in to save lives. Thank you for your courage. Praying this evening for all who are affected.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2018
Officials say multiple people have been killed and eight people have been taken to the hospital. The section of bridge spanning a busy road in South Florida had just been installed Saturday.