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At Least 30 Die in Pakistan Bridge Collapse


At least 30 people are dead in northwest Pakistan following the collapse Saturday of a bridge over a flooded stream.

Local government officials in the town of Mardan say the bridge gave way with more than 100 people crowded on it. The district mayor says many of those people are missing and are feared trapped under the debris.

Local officials have called on the Pakistani army to help with the search for survivors.

Dozens of people have died in Pakistan over the past two weeks because of landslides and flash floods caused by torrential rains.

The United Nations refugee agency said Friday that thousands of survivors of last year's earthquake have had to seek new refuge in camps because of the rains.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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