Sunday, November 27, 2011

Golden Gate-like Bridge over Mahakam River Collapsed in Indonesia -- 4 killed, 20 injured, 40 still missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Nov. 27) – The search operation for almost 40 missing people is still underway after a bridge collapsed in Kutai Kartanegara district (central Indonesia) Saturday (Nov. 26) killing at least four and injuring more than 20 people.

Bridge Collapsed in Central Indonesia

The 720 meters (about 770 yards) long bridge - built to resemble San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge – collapsed sending two buses, cars and motorcycles crashing into a Mahakam River underneath.

According to officials sources; 39 people have been rescued, including more than 20 who were still hospitalized. The dead include a 6-month-old baby.

Police say rescuers are searching for about 40 missing people after a bridge collapsed in central Indonesia, sending two buses, cars and motorcycles crashing into a river below. At least four people are confirmed dead.

The bridge was reportedly built in 2002 over the Mahakam River, the longest in East Kalimantan, and linked the towns of Tenggarong and Tenggarong Seberang in the province.

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