The Chu Va 6 Bridge collapsed on Monday, killing eight and injuring more than 30 others in Lai Chau Province
At least eight people died and more than 30 others were injured when a suspension bridge collapsed over a dry stream in the northwestern province of Lai Chau Monday.
The accident happened at around 8:30 a.m. as a group of local residents walked across the Chu Va 6 Bridge to bring the coffin of a local official to a graveyard in Chu Va Village, Son Binh Commune.
The group had walked 15 meters on the bridge when it suddenly collapsed.
They reportedly fell 9 meters into a ravine full of large, sharp rocks. Eight people died on the spot.
More than 30 people were injured. They were rushed to the hospital by nearby residents.
The 54-meter-long Chu Va 6 Bridge opened to traffic more than one year ago.
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.