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Hyundai Engineering to sue Indian firm over bridge collapse

All Headlines 13:36 December 26, 2009

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., South Korea's biggest builder, said Saturday that it plans to file a damage suit against an Indian firm over the collapse of a bridge in India.

Dozens of laborers were killd and feared trapped or drowned after a bridge collapsed in western India on Thursday

Hyundai Engineering and Gammon India have been jointly constructing the bridge since 2007 over the Chambal river in the state of Rajasthan.

Hyundai Engineering claimed that an upper part of the bridge constructed by Gammon collapsed first forcing a lower section of the bridge to crumple as well.

"Gammon's faulty construction caused the accident," said an official at Hyundai Engineering. "We will file a damage suit against Gammon."

Hyundai Engineering holds a 63-percent stake in the US$49.9 million construction project, with Gammon owning the remaining stake.

sam@yna.co.kr
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