New Zealand bridge collapse

Watch: Hikers violently catapulted into river when suspension bridge collapses in New Zealand

These four hikers from France were given the shock of their lives when they were trekking in Te Urewera National Park on New Zealand’s North Island. The group were carrying heavy packs as they crossed the Hopuruahine bridge ‒ designed to hold the weight of 10 people ‒ only to be violently thrown into the river below when the bridge collapsed.

Luckily, they managed to avoid any serious injuries during the incident. Watch the remarkable footage below and let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below.