At least seven people have been confirmed dead, and dozens of others injured after a suspension bridge collapsed in the northern province of Lai Chau this morning.
The accident occurred around 8:30am in Chu Va 6 village, Son Binh Commune, Tam Duong District, while a funeral procession was crossing.
According to chairman of Son Binh Commune, Vang A Ho, the funeral procession, with approximately 40 people, was crossing the bridge when it suddenly collapsed. The people fell into the rocky gorge underneath.
The injured are being treated at Tam Duong District General Hospital.
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