Deadly bridge collapse in Bali

  • 17/10/2016
All of the victims were locals (Getty / file)
All of the victims were locals (Getty / file)

Nine people have died and at least 30 are hurt after a bridge connecting two small islands near the Indonesian resort island of Bali collapsed.

There were too many people passing over the bridge for a religious ceremony when it collapsed at on Sunday evening (local time), police officer Arendra Wahyudi said, adding some motorbikes also fell into the water.

The sea beneath the bridge was less than two metres deep, Wahyudi said, but many of the victims were crushed by debris.

All of the victims were locals, he said.

Indonesia's search and rescue agency has stopped the search for the day, but will resume at daybreak on Monday, its spokesman said.