40 people missing after Indonesia bridge collapse

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Posted: Nov 27, 2011 5:54 AM
40 people missing after Indonesia bridge collapse

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.

National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said Sunday that 39 people have been rescued, including more than 20 who remain hospitalized. The dead include a 6-month-old baby.

Officials say repairmen were tightening bolts Saturday on the 10-year-old bridge when a steel support cable snapped and it came crashing down.

The 770-yard (700-meter) structure _ built to resemble the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco _ linked the towns of Tenggarong and Samarinda in East Kalimantan province.