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Monday, 5 March, 2001, 12:43 GMT
In pictures: Portugal's bridge tragedy
Dozens of people are feared dead after a bridge collapsed into a swollen river in northern Portugal, taking a coach packed with day-trippers and two cars with it.

Bridge at Entre-os-Rios
One of the bridge's columns failed under the weight of the coach and cars

Rescue services
Mist hampered the rescue efforts

Bridge at Entre-os-Rios
As the weather improved, patrol boats resumed the search

Bridge at Entre-os-Rios
Rescuers recovered a body from the river

Bridge at Entre-os-Rios
Local people say they had warned the government that the bridge was unsafe









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15 Jan 01 | Country profiles
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