Suspension bridge collapses in flooded Russian river

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The bridge, mainly made out of wood, was located in Uryum village, over 4,500 kilometres away from Moscow.As the truck reached the middle of the bridge, it started failing under the load, eventually falling into the swollen river along with the vehicle.The driver was later reported to have survived, but the truck could not be recovered from the water.The suspension bridge was constructed in place of a road bridge that was destroyed during one of the previous floods in the area. Currently, the residents of Uryum village do not have a way to cross the river after the accident.Bridge in Uryum is not the only one in the region that got damaged by extreme rainfall. Flooding has also damaged a bridge on Russia's Trans-Siberian railway, suspending traffic in the area.A also bridge gave way in Zabaikalsk region, some 300 km (190 miles) north of the border with China and Mongolia, The emergencies ministry said that no casualties were reported.TASS news agency said around 650 houses were reported flooded and five road bridges washed away in the flooding in the Zabaikalsk region on Thursday after heavy rain.

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