Police find rusted rope slings on Nusa Lembongan-Ceningan yellow bridge during incident investigation, but cause of collapse remains unconfirmed

A police investigation has been launched over the collapse of a bridge in Klungkung, Bali that left eight dead and over thirty injured

Police are looking for what exactly went wrong with the bridge, built in 1994, that was connecting small islands Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan to the east of Bali. 

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Their investigation so far has found rusty wire rope slings, Nusa Penida Police Chief I Ketut Suastika told Tribun Bali

But police aren’t jumping to any conclusions yet about the cause of the incident.

“We cannot conclude the exact cause of the collapse of the Yellow Bridge. But we’ve formed a team and are assisting Bali Police to do an investigation related to this tragedy,” Klungkung Police Superintendent Arendra Wahyudi separately told Tribun Bali. 

“It’s possible that the cause was human error. But it’s all still under investigation,” Tribun quoted Bali Police spokesman AA Made Sudana as saying. 

 

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post put the death count from the tragedy at nine, as originally reported by Reuters. However, following the commotion, village officials have clarified the amount of fatalities from the horrifying bridge collapse as eight.

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