Bosnian Mostar bridge dive goes ahead amid Covid spike

The bravest men in the Balkans have returned for the annual bridge diving competition in Mostar this year, albeit with an added element of risk.

In spite of a spike in coronavirus numbers in Bosnia-Herzegovina, competitors and spectators were on site for the 24-metre plunge into the Neretva river.

The old bridge, which gives its name to the town, has been the scene of many daring deeds.

It was rebuilt in 2004 after being destroyed in the Bosnian war. The siege in 1993 saw a temporary pause to the tradition when the 400-year old bridge was wiped out by shelling.

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