Two Bodies Pulled From Bridge Debris

Confirmed death toll climbs to 7; at least 6 more remain missing
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 9, 2007 6:30 PM CDT
Firefighters wait for more help after the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River during rush hour Wednesday evening, Aug. 1, 2007, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Minnesota Daily,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Authorities recovered two more bodies from the wreckage of the I-35W bridge today, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, bringing the official death toll to seven. One of the bodies has already been identified, and police anticipated retrieving a third as work continued for a seventh full day in and around the Mississippi River.

Recovery workers continue to remove some of an estimated 88 vehicles from the Mississippi. Navy and FBI divers continued their efforts as well, though officials cautioned that their work will be slow and potentially dangerous. Police also said they've ruled out homeless people among the victims after interviewing one man who came to retrieve belongings from near the scene.