A member of Ivory Coast's railway safety looks at the railroad bridge that collapsed the day before under a freight train, on September 7, 2016 in Dimbokro. / AFP / SIA KAMBOU
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Rail traffic between Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso has been halted for at least two weeks after a bridge collapsed on the line linking the two countries, the operator has said.The 250-meter iron bridge, built in 1910 across the Nzi river, collapsed dramatically Tuesday as a freight train was crossing.In a statement, Sitarail said "significant resources" were being poured into repairing the line and ensuring a resumption of rail traffic, which would take "at least a fortnight".The freight train, which was made up of two locomotives and 20 wagons, was carrying more than 1,000 tonnes of goods.
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