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Eight killed after bridge collapses near Indonesia's Bali island

Published 16/10/2016

At least nine people have been killed in the bridge collapse in Indonesia (AP)
At least nine people have been killed in the bridge collapse in Indonesia (AP)

At least eight people have been killed and 30 others injured after a small suspension bridge collapsed near the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

The bridge, linking the small islands of Lembongan and Ceningan off Bali was crowded with people returning from temple prayers. It collapsed on Sunday evening, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

The eight victims who died have been identified, including three children aged three to nine. Two of the injured were in serious condition, while the others suffered minor injuries.

Initial reports indicate there were no foreigners among the victims.

The head of the sub-district of Nusa Penida, Gusti Ngurah Agung Mahajaya, said authorities were still trying to determine whether any people were missing.

The bridge, which was about 100 metres long and 1.5 metres wide and used only by pedestrians and motorcyclists, collapsed as many people were passing over it while returning from praying at a temple on Ceningan island.

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