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Bridge to collapse kills 37 in Henan

07-27-2010 19:20 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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A flood-swollen river has caused a village bridge to collapse in central China, killing 37 people. Six people were rescued, and another 13 people are still missing as search operations continue.

The accident happened after a 153-meter-long bridge in the mountainous Luanchuan county in central China's Henan Province, collapsed on Saturday afternoon. Most of the people on the bridge fell into the river, that has been raging after weeks of torrential rains. An investigation into the collapse is underway, but officials say the 22-year-old bridge's structure was not strong enough to counter recent floods.

A flood-swollen river has caused a village bridge to collapse in central China, killing 37 people. Six people were rescued, and another 13 people are still missing as search operations continue. 
A flood-swollen river has caused a village bridge to collapse in central 
China, killing 37 people. Six people were rescued, and another 13 people 
are still missing as search operations continue.

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