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OITA (Kyodo) Two men died and 24 people were injured after an iron gangway at a shipyard in the city of Oita collapsed Friday morning, dropping workers onto the pier or into the sea, local fire and police officials said.

The gangway was attached to a car carrier being built at the Ozai shipyard, owned by Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co. It likely fell off because the bolts connecting the gangway to the ship came off, an official from the shipyard said.

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