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Arunachal bridge collapse toll rises

The death toll in the bridge collapse at Seppa in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh rose to five, with the recovery of two more bodies on Monday morning.

india Updated: Oct 31, 2011 21:43 IST
HT Correspondent

The death toll in the bridge collapse at Seppa in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh rose to five, with the recovery of two more bodies on Monday morning.

The hunt was on for at least 14 missing persons including children who might have drowned in the river Kameng or washed away downstream.

The suspension bridge collapsed on Saturday evening when around 60 trobal people gathered on it to collect a particular edible insect. Half of them survived the 40ft fall into the river.

"The army is helping us locate the missing persons with boats and divers," said East Kameng superintendent of police Kime Aya.