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2 Dead, 16 Missing after Indonesia Bridge Collapse

22 January 2014

A suspension bridge has collapsed in western Indonesia, killing two people and leaving 16 others missing. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency says about 40 villagers were on the wooden bridge in Serang in Banten province when it collapsed on Tuesday, causing them to fall into the river below. The people were watching a rafting exercise from the bridge, which linked two villages. The agency says rescuers recovered 22 people and found the bodies of two children. Sixteen others were still missing. The cause of the collapse was being investigated.—AP