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Bridge collapse in Vietnam: the death toll grows

September 26 2007

In Vietnam, the death toll from collapsed bridge under construction has risen to 60 people. Another 100 workers are unaccounted for.

At the time of the accident about 100 workers were struck directly under the span, another 250 people were on the bridge.

At the time of the accident at the facility employs some 250 construction workers of three Japanese contractors - Taisei, Kazima and NipponSteel. Now rescuers manually extract from under logjams people and body perished. Parse wreckage deliver crane.

According to a preliminary version of the rescue service, the bridge could collapse because of errors in the design of an object.

16-mile bridge in the city of Can Tho in the south of Vietnam is to connect the river Hauzang in the Mekong Delta. He began building in 2004 and planned for completion in 2008. This morning, two spans of the bridge collapsed. Reports

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