Troubled bridge over water...

I shouldn't laugh but a ribbon-cutting ceremony was cut short.
In Kinshasa, the capital city of Democratic Republic of Congo, a footbridge was built and the moment the ribbon was cut the bridge collapsed. It appears 8 people was more than the structure could hold.

Edit: It now appears on YouTube







The event was video taped and also appears on Twitter.

I always go to the comments for insight:

"The contract was awarded to a relative of the politician in charge of the area. The relative used shell companies owned by the politician. The actual construction cost of the bridge was a fraction of the bid submitted. The excess revenue above the actual cost is in the politician's and relative's overseas banks.

The politician is in the process of requesting bids to repair the bridge."


(maybe not true, but funny)
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