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Death toll from collapsed bridge in Indonesia's Kalimantan increases to 16


14:04, November 29, 2011

JAKARTA, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Death toll from collapsed bridge in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province increased to 16 as the authorities found another three bodies on Tuesday.

Head of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement that two victims were found at 00:30 local time (1630 GMT on Monday) and another one at 01:00 local time.

"So, total victims of the collapsed bridge are 16 (so far)," he said.

The 710 meter-Mahakam II Bridge located at Kutai Kartanegara regency of East Kalimantan province collapsed at 16:20 local time on Saturday.

Authorities are investigating the rare incident as it was officially operated in March 2001.


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