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Two workers died and eight others were injured Friday when a 113-meter-long, 1,350-ton bridge beam under construction above a national route in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, fell to the road about 20 meters below, police and firefighters said.

The two men, both in their 30s, and eight others who were injured were among 30 workers engaged in construction of bridges of the Shin-Meishin Expressway scheduled to be completed by February next year.

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