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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bridge in central China's Hunan province collapses; rains topple 3,500 homes

A bridge in central China's Hunan province collapsed Sunday morning, local authorities said.
Rescuers have arrived at the collapsed bridge which connects two townships in Pingjiang County, but it is unknown how many people were killed or injured in the collapse, said an official with the county's Communist Party committee.

The county was battered by torrential rains on Saturday, which might have something to do with the collapse, officials said.
Saturday's strong rainfall toppled over 3,500 homes and forced more than 28,880 people to evacuate in the county.

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