Indonesia

Three killed, many injured after bridge collapse in Indonesia

At least three people have been killed, and scores have been injured, after a bridge collapsed between the towns of Tenggarong and Samarinda in central Indonesia. Witnesses reported that buses, cars and bikes fell into the river.

The bridge, in East Kalimantan province, is said to have been about ten years old. It’s not clear why it collapsed, and there are no apparent reports of concerns having previously been raised about its safety.

After the accident, people were seen swimming to the shore from their vehicles. Local media report that it’s considered likely the death toll will rise as divers check submerged vehicles.

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