Ten dead, 7 hurt in Jordan dam bridge collapse

  • Reuters, PTI, Amman
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  • Updated: Jun 26, 2003 14:59 IST
At least 10 people were killed on Thursday in the collapse of a bridge under construction near a dam close to the Jordanian Dead Sea, officials said.

The state news agency Petra quoted local officials as saying the accident occurred when construction workers were pouring cement for the bridge near Mujib dam.

More than seven people were hurt.

It was unclear whether the casualties were workmen. The dam project, awarded to a Chinese construction firm, was to be completed by year's end at a cost of $50 million.

The dam is one of several multi-million dollar projects along the Jordan Valley to ease a chronic water shortage.

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