Up to 60 construction workers are feared dead and 100 others are missing after a bridge collapsed in southern Vietnam on Wednesday morning.

About 250 people were thought to be working on the Japanese-funded project at the time of the accident. Three Japanese contractors – Taisei Corporation, Kajima Corporation, and Nippon Steel Engineering Company – were on the site when a section of the $300m (£149m) bridge, which is due to be Vietnam’s longest, buckled in Can Tho City.