Nine killed and others missing as Indonesia footbridge collapses

Nine killed and others missing as Indonesia footbridge collapses
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  • calendar-gray 20 January 2020

Nine people have died in Indonesia after a footbridge collapsed, APA reports citing Sky News.

Bodies have been pulled from the water as far as 12 miles (20km) away after the busy bridge broke on Sunday, plunging people into the river below.

 
 
 

Several people are still missing and presumed dead, including a 14-year-old boy, according to local officials.

The bridge was located in the Kaur district of Bengkulu province in the southwest of the country's Sumatra island.

Around 20 people have been rescued by authorities, with at least one person taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The head of a local disaster agency, Ujang Syafiri, said that about 30 people, most of whom were teenagers, had just come back from a trip to a nearby power plant, and were using the bridge to take photos of the heavy-flowing river below.

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