The Nanhpaw bridge at Hsipaw has collapsed due to heavy hill rains, sweeping away an estimated 30 people.
When the 100-year-old bridge on the Namtu road broke, passengers, observers and a car were washed away.
The Nanhpaw flows into the Dokhtawaddy River.
“The bridge broke in the middle and about 30 observers and a car were washed away with the broken pieces. Three bodies were found. One was missing a leg,” said a Hsipaw resident.