Investigators say bridge slab that killed two in Sochi was not fixed properly

May 2012
Russia & FSU General News;5/22/2012, p1
MOSCOW. May 22 (Interfax) - The collapse of a bridge under construction in Sochi on Tuesday was due to the fact that a concrete slab that came down onto a truck and killed two people was not properly fixed, the Investigative Committee has found.


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