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Bridge Collapse Victimizes 24

ĦĦĦĦA Qijiang County bridge in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality collapsed on January 4, killing 24 pedestrians and injuring 16. In addition, an undetermined number of people are missing.

ĦĦĦĦSeven-meter wide,102-meter long, the Rainbow Bridge collapsed Monday evening. More than 20 policemen and a number of civilians on the bridge fell into the Qijiang River. Reports said that only a few victims have been rescued so far.

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