China searching for 30 missing in bridge collapse

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August 15, 2007 05:01




Rescuers were combing piles of rock and concrete for 30 people missing after a bridge collapse that killed 29 people, as the Chinese government warned builders nationwide to learn from the disaster, state media said Wednesday. The Monday collapse in the southern town of Fenghuang rekindled concerns about rushed, shoddy building amid China's torrid economic expansion. China's State Councilor Hua Jianmian visited the site late Tuesday and urged construction sites all over the country to tighten safety management and check potential risks, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Rescuers with specially trained dogs and bulldozers were sifting through mounds of toppled concrete in a bid to find the 30 missing, it said.


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