Five die in China bridge collapse

At least five people were killed and eight injured on Friday after an bridge partially collapsed when an explosion took place on a truck in China`s Henan province, authorities said.

Last Updated: Feb 01, 2013, 14:05 PM IST

Beijing: At least five people were killed and eight injured on Friday after an bridge partially collapsed when an explosion took place on a truck in China`s Henan province, authorities said.

The explosion, which occurred at 8.52 am, caused several vehicles to tumble down the bridge in Mianchi county.

An 80-meter-long section of the expressway bridge collapsed, reported Xinhua.
The exploded truck carried fireworks. Six vehicles have been retrieved from the debris.

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