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Last Updated: Tuesday August 14 2007 13:51 GMT

Huge bridge collapses in China

The collapsed bridge

A bridge has collapsed while it was being built in central China, killing at least 22 people.

Workers were taking down scaffolding from the bridge in Fenghuang county in Hunan province when it came down.

Up to 46 people are still missing, but soldiers and rescue workers are working hard searching for survivors.

Work on the 320m bridge, which was built as a tourist attraction over the Jiantuo River, was almost finished and had been due to open later this month.

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