Bridge goes down - level 3

Bridge goes down - level 3

26-07-2013 06:00

Twelve people are believed to have died after this bridge collapsed in southwest China. Six vehicles, containing 15 people, were submerged in the river. Only three people were rescued.

"I remember that at that time there were many people watching the flood on the river bank. Then I felt the car shaking and saw cracks on the road. The middle of the bridge was raised and then suddenly it fell away. It happened just in one or two seconds. And there was no time for me to respond."

So far four bodies and two vehicles have been recovered. Rescuers are searching for those still missing.

Difficult words: collapse (fall down), submerge (get under something).

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