2 dead, 16 missing after Indonesia bridge collapse

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A suspension bridge has collapsed in western Indonesia, killing two people and leaving 16 others missing.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said about 40 villagers were on the wooden bridge in Serang in Banten province when it collapsed Tuesday, causing them to fall into the river below.

The people were watching a rafting exercise from the bridge, which linked two villages.

The agency said rescuers recovered 22 people and found the bodies of two children. Sixteen others were still missing.

The cause of the collapse was being investigated. (AP)

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