25 Sep '16, 7am

Bridge in southern Jakarta collapses onto road beneath, killing 3, reports @OfficialMerdeka

Bridge in southern Jakarta collapses onto road beneath, killing 3, reports @OfficialMerdeka

JAKARTA: A bridge in southern Jakarta’s Pasar Minggu collapsed due to rain and strong wind Saturday afternoon (Sep 24). Three people were killed in the accident, while four others were injured. Witnesses said the parts of the footbridge collapsed when the rain was heavy. It not only hit people passing underneath it but people using it fell with it onto the road beneath, tribunnews.com reported. Merdeka.com, who was at the site, said even after the collapse the main structure of the bridge was still intact. (Photo: Muhammad Luthfi Rahman/Merdeka.com) “The condition of the bridge is very strong,” said 49-year-old Mamat, a security officer who was there when the incident happened. “Physically there is nothing wrong. The proof is that it wasn't the whole bridge that collapsed, it was the side-fencing.” However, Mamat admitted that the bridge was only made with an iron frame an...

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