Chinese Bridge Collapse Kills 22 – BBC News (Updated)

BBC reports that a bridge at Fenghuang County collapsed while 123 workers were removing scaffolding, which caused that “at least 22 people have been killed and up to 46 others are still missing.”

Dramatic pictures from the scene showed bulldozers and rescue workers, including about 400 soldiers, searching through a huge pile of rubble.

“I saw a lot of bodies lying on the road, some of them were construction workers and some were passers-by… blood was everywhere,” one witness told Reuters news agency….[Full Text]

[Image: Bulldozers and rescuers are searching the scene for survivors, via BBC]
– Read also Times Online’s coverage here

– See also: Death roll in central China bridge collapse rises to 28 (Second Lead) from China National News.

– Read also China Bridge Collapse Toll Rises to 36 by Guardian Unlimited (updated by August 15)

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August 14, 2007, 5:18 AM
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