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15 Killed, More Than 100 Missing In Nepal Bridge Collapse


Rescuers in western Nepal continue to search for more than 100 people missing since a suspension bridge collapsed.

Local authorities say rescue workers recovered 14 bodies, including children, from the icy waters of the Bheri River in the remote Surkhet district.

They say at least 32 seriously injured people were taken to hospitals, and one person died on the way. Dozens more with light injuries were treated at the scene Tuesday and allowed to go home.

Police say scores of people managed to swim to safety, but many more may have been swept downstream.

Authorities believe hundreds of people were crossing the bridge to attend a religious festival when its support cables snapped under the weight.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.