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Flip Saunders narrowly avoided Minnesota bridge tragedy

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From the AP:

Road construction put Detroit Pistons coach Flip Saunders on the 10th Avenue bridge Wednesday in Minneapolis.

The detour perhaps saved his life.

"I usually take the 35W bridge, but the ramp was closed," Saunders said Thursday from Minneapolis in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "My daughter was driving in a car right behind me when the bridge collapsed -- about 20 yards away from us. It sounded like a bomb when it dropped.

"I got out of my car and the first thing I heard was the kids screaming on the bus. I called 911. I didn't really know what else I could do."

I'm sure you've heard the news reports, but four people have been officially confirmed dead and 20 to 30 are still unaccounted for as a result of Wednesday's tragedy.