OITA (Kyodo) Four snapped bolt pieces found in the wake of Friday’s gangway collapse at a shipyard in Oita indicate the combined weight of the iron walkway and the workers on it was too much for the ship’s hook to handle, local police and labor officials said Saturday.

The four bolts, which held the hook to the ship, all snapped at the same time while the gangway was attached to it, they said.

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