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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Oct. 30

NEW DELHI -- At least 30 were killed and injuries were reported after a cable bridge collapsed in India's western state of Gujarat on Sunday, local media reported.

Relief and rescue operations are going on in full swing and all necessary assistance is being provided, tweeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (India-Bridge Collapse)

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SEOUL -- At least 153 people were killed and 103 others injured in a stampede that occurred Saturday night at Itaewon, a district of the South Korean capital Seoul, during Halloween gatherings, local authorities said Sunday.

It was the country's deadliest disaster since a ferry sinking incident left 304 people dead in April 2014.

The death toll could rise as 24 people were seriously wounded. Twenty-two foreigners were among those killed in the incident, according to the authorities. (South Korea-Stampede-Death Toll)

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HANOI -- Vietnam's consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.89 percent year on year in the first 10 months of this year, according to the country's General Statistics Office on Sunday.

In the January-October period, items posting the most significant price hikes included transport with a 13.59 percent rise, beverages and cigarettes with a 3.05 percent increase, and housing and construction materials with a 2.44 percent increase. (Vietnam-CPI)

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SUVA -- The South Pacific island nation of Fiji will hold general elections on Dec. 14, the government said.

While confirming the date for the polls, the Fijian government said on its Facebook page that Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama advised President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere Sunday morning to hold the general elections on Dec. 14 and to dissolve the Parliament from Oct. 30 this year. (Fiji-General Elections)