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Bridge in Jakarta collapses, killing 3

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Baku, September 25, AZERTAC

Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds on Saturday afternoon in Jakarta caused large parts of a footbridge near Pasar Minggu Station in Jakarta, Indonesia, to collapse and hit several people passing underneath, The Jakarta Post reports.

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.

The latest report said seven people had been injured in the accident.

According to a Jakarta Disaster Management Agency report obtained by The Jakarta Post, three of the injured people later died at the hospital.

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