Investigation opened to find if negligence was a factor in ‘Yellow Bridge’ collapse: Bali Police Chief

Bali Police Chief Insp. Gen. Sugeng Priyanto says police are moving forward with the investigation looking into the shocking collapse of the “Yellow Bridge” in Klungkung, Bali that left eight dead. 

The bridge, connecting small islands Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, gave out on Oct. 16 after it was overloaded when people were crossing for a religious ceremony. 

“I’ve already called Klungkung Police and it will begin immediately, involving relevant agencies such as the Department of Public Works and others,” Priyanto said on Thursday, as quoted by Okezone

The investigation will seek to answer whether there was negligence on behalf of either the Department of Public Works or Klungkung regency on the 22-year-old bridge’s maintenance, Priyanto said. 

Police have already admitted to finding rusted rope slings on the bridge after the collapse, but were hesitant to cast blame. 

If negligence is found during the investigation, police will deepen the investigation even further to determine suspects in the case, Priyanto said.



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