28 Nov 2011

Dozens missing after Indonesia bridge collapses

10:24 pm on 28 November 2011

A search is underway for more than 30 people who could still be missing after a suspension bridge collapsed in East Kalimantan province on Indonesia's Borneo Island.

The death toll is at least five, with 39 people injured.

The 720-metre bridge snapped on Saturday while being repaired, sending buses, cars and motorcycles plunging into the Mahakam River, DPA reports.

The National Disaster Management Agency says 33 people could still be missing.

Searchers have not been above to go into the 40-metre-deep water under the bridge as they are worried about the stability of its pylons.

The 10-year-old bridge was designed to resemble San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.