Four die in China bridge collapse

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 01, 2013 07:50 hrs

Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) At least four people were killed and eight injured 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 a.m., 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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