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Highway collapse after Ida kills two and injures up to 10

Two people died and up to 10 others injured after a section of highway west of Lucedale, Mississippi collapsed on Monday night, according to CBS Mobile, reports Alabama affiliate WKRG-TV . The collapse was caused by torrential rains, probably from hurricane Ida, the Biloxi, Mississippi Highway Patrol, told CBS News.

The soldiers said the two lanes of Highway 26 collapsed. Lucedale is a small town in the far southeastern Mississippi, across the state-Mobile border.

Rescue teams and emergency personnel were at the scene looking for other survivors, WKRG said.

Highway collapse after Ida kills two and injures up to 10
First responders at the scene of a freeway collapse outside of Lucedale, Mississippi on August 30, 2021 that left at least two dead and at least 10 injured.


Seven vehicles were involved, highway patrol told CBS News, adding that three of those injured were in critical condition.

The patrol said the collapse was at least 50 feet long and 20 feet deep, making the highway “completely impassable,” and it will be closed until state engineers can determine how many time will take repairs.