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Bridge collapses in Tien Giang following barge collision

Colonel Ngo Xuan Tu, head of police station in the Mekong delta province of Tien Giang’s Chau Thanh district, yesterday said that investigators are still probing the bridge collapse after a barge hit it.

Bridge collapses in Tien Giang following barge collision

In the dawn of the day, a barge with loading capacity of 150 tons driven by Phan Cong Duy carried 100 meter cubic of sand. The barge was traveling in canal Nguyen Tat Thanh
When the barge arrived in Tay village, it turned into canal No.1 and because of strong current of water, the barge collided Long Hoa B bridge, sending its middle span to the water. The barge was plunged into the canal water also because it was pinned down by the fallen bridge.
Steersman Phan Duy Nam and three sailors jumped out of the plunged barge.
After the incident, the local transport sector and administrators put a sign to control travel while workers were sent to the spot to build the bridge as Tet holidays ( the Lunar New Year) is approaching
Bridge Long Hoa B with the length of 39 meter, width of 3.5 meter connects canal No1. of village Tay No.1 and canal 2A of Long Dinh Commune. It is in poor repair.

By staff writers - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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