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Death toll risen to 44 in Henan bridge collapse

07-29-2010 10:35 BJT

ZHENGZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a bridge collapse Saturday in central China's Henan Province has risen to 44 with 22 still missing, rescue headquarters said Wednesday night.

Photo taken on July 27, 2010 shows the collapsed Yihe River Bridge in Luanchuan County, central China's Henan Province. The Yi River Bridge collapsed at about 5 p.m. Saturday in Luanchuan County.  (Xinhua/Zhao Peng)
Photo taken on July 27, 2010 shows the collapsed Yihe River Bridge in Luanchuan County, 
central China's Henan Province. The Yi River Bridge collapsed at about 5 p.m. Saturday 
in Luanchuan County.  (Xinhua/Zhao Peng)
The Yihe River Bridge collapsed at about 5 p.m. Saturday in Luanchuan County, Luoyang City, plunging nearly 100 people on it into the rushing waters.

Rescuers are continuing to search for the missing people.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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