Police have named two teenage girls, whose bodies were found by divers in the River Wear yesterday, as Chloe Fowler and Tonibeth Purvis.
The pair got into difficulty on a fast-flowing part of the river at around 3pm yesterday.
Northumbria Police said enquiries into the incident are ongoing and more information will be released in due course.
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The M20 in Kent has been closed in both directions after a pedestrian bridge allegedly collapsed on the motorway on Saturday.
The AA have warned of traffic jams and urged people to carry extra water in their vehicles because of the warm weather.