Tanks helping remove demolished footbridge from Labe River

Three tanks have been called to help with the removal of debris from the demolished footbridge on the Labe River near the town of Nymburk.

The footbridge was pulled down for safety reasons on Friday with large sections of it falling into the river.

The demolition process confirmed the results of an inspection which said the bridge was unsafe both for pedestrians and boat traffic on the river, collapsing much sooner than expected.

The clean-up operation is expected to last for the rest of the week.