Vietnam Bridge Collapse Kills 60

Dozens more injured in southern city of Can Tho
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2007 12:05 PM CDT
Vietnam Bridge Collapse Kills 60
Rescue workers search for survivors of a collapsed bridge in southern Vinh Long province, Vietnam Wednesday, Sept, 26, 2007. The bridge under construction collapsed Wednesday, killing at least 18 workers and leaving dozens more missing or injured, officials said. (AP Photo/Vietnam News Agency, Vuong...   (Associated Press)

As many as 60 workers were killed today when a bridge under construction in the southern Vietnamese city of Can Tho collapsed, Reuters reports. Chinese and Japanese contractors were working on the bridge over the Hau river; Vietnamese TV reported that rain might have softened the bridge's foundations, though no official explanation has been given.

At least 150 people are being treated for injury; 17 were in critical condition with head wounds, one official said. Medical help was being sent from Ho Chi Minh City, 105 miles away. The Japanese-funded bridge over the heavily trafficked Hau, a tributary of the Mekong river, was part of a major Vietnamese infrastructure upgrade. (Read more Vietnam stories.)

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