Bridge Collapse Kills At Least Four

BANGKOK (April 28, 2013)--At least four people were killed when a small bridge collapsed near Thailand's ancient capital of Ayutthaya, police said.

Police Col. Jitkasem Sonkham says several motorcycle riders and their bikes fell into the Pasak river Sunday while they were crossing the suspension bridge in Ayutthaya province's Tha Ruea district.

Authorities found four bodies under the rubble.

Twelve other people were injured.

Jitkasem says the cement bridge was built a few years ago for pedestrians and small vehicles to cross but has not been well maintained.

He said investigators believe that the bridge was not over capacity at the time the accident happened, but that it was in poor condition.


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