May 4, 2014 in Nation/World

Bridge being built in China collapses, killing 11

Associated Press

BEIJING – A bridge under construction in a village in southern China has collapsed, killing 11 people and injuring several others.

State-run Xinhua News Agency said the stone arch bridge being built in Liangkengkou village in Guangdong province collapsed early afternoon Saturday.

A man at the information office of Maoming city government, which is carrying out rescue work, said today that rescuers had pulled 26 people from the debris. Five of them were confirmed dead at the scene. Eight others were seriously injured, six of whom died later in the hospital. One other person had managed to get out. The man refused to give his name.

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