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Road Bridge Collapses in Russia's Far East

A bridge on the road between the cities of Vladivostok and Nakhodka in the Far East's Primorye region collapsed Tuesday, the regional branch of the Emergency Situations Ministry said in a statement.

The collapse of two of the five spans of the bridge over the Litovka river happened at 12.20 p.m. local time.

No one was injured as a result of the incident, the Emergency Situations Ministry reported. The bridge has been closed to traffic.

According to the the administration of the Primorye region, the collapse of the bridge was caused by heavy trucks.

The bridge was not designed for heavy vehicles, the administration's statement said.

Prosecutors have launched an investigation into the collapse.

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