Kids missing after Malaysia bridge collapse

10:40, 27 October 2009
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One child is dead...

One child is dead and two others are missing in Malaysia, after a suspension bridge they were crossing collapsed, the Bernama national news agency said Tuesday, according to CNN.

It said the children were believed to be on a camping trip in Kuala Dipang in Perak state when the bridge spanning a river gave way Monday night.

A girl`s body was found Tuesday morning, Bernama reported. Nineteen other pupils earlier feared drowned were reported to be safe.

They were among nearly 300 students who were attending an activity organized by the Kinta Selatan education district, the news agency said.

Dozens of police and other authorities, as well as members of the public, helped with the rescue operation, Bernama reported.

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