16 Jun '12, 12am

1 killed, 10 missing as Bangladesh bridge collapses - Straits Times #Bangladesh

DHAKA (AFP) - One person was killed and up to 10 others were missing after several vehicles plunged into a canal as a small bridge collapsed in Bangladesh's north-east on Friday night, police said. Six lorries, a microbus and an auto-rickshaw were on the bridge when it caved in, making a loud noise and plunging the vehicles into a canal at Companyganj, some 200km from the capital, police said. 'We've recovered one dead body and rescued 15 persons alive. The rescued persons were sent to local hospitals,' district police chief Shakhawat Hossain told AFP by phone. Mr Hossain could not give the exact number of missing people as police did not know how many passengers the lorries were carrying, which had been transporting stones from a nearby quarry. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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