PADANG - Over 50 people were injured in the collapse of a cable bridge near the regents office in the town of Sijunjung in western Sumatra yesterday evening. Three people were killed in the incident and dozens of others were brought to hospitals for treatment of their wounds. According to an eyewitness, the bridge collapsed suddenly when dozens of people walked on it.
The already rusty bridge gave way suddenly, sending the dozens of people on it crashing down to the river below. The three people that were killed are said to have landed on rocks in the river. Most of the injured victims are brought to the public hospital in Sijunjung. There is no official police statement on the accident yet.