Skip to comments.4 detained after deadly highway collapse in China
Posted on 02/01/2013 9:48:14 PM PST by Olog-hai
Chinese authorities have detained four people, state media said Saturday, a day after at least 11 people died when a truck loaded with fireworks for Lunar New Year celebration exploded, collapsing an elevated portion of highway in central China.
The accident sent vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground, and state-run China Central Television said 11 people were now confirmed dead and another 11 injured. The official Xinhua News Agency said the collapse smashed and buried at least 25 vehicles. Rescue work continues Saturday.
CCTV said Saturday that the truck that exploded took the road without proper registration and had false papers saying it was transporting general merchandise. It said police detained four suspects, but did not provide further details.
Preliminary investigations blamed the explosion for the collapse of the elevated highway, according to a statement by the provincial government of Henan. An 80-meter (260-foot) stretch of the highway in the provinces Mianchi county collapsed, scattering blackened chunks of debris and shattered the windows of a nearby truck stop.
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Under communism(all communism) the givernment OWNS the people ALL THE PEOPLE...
To think they do not........ is an ILLUSION.. a delusion..
communism is in fact slavery..
Europe is just an RCH from communism..
And the USA is 4 or 5...
If The Chicago Tribune isn’t going to link into AP anymore I sure ain’t.
I friend just returned from 2 weeks in China. He said that Shanghai is amazing, all the tall buildings, but he’s convinced that with the way the Chinese cut corners, it’s inevitable that one day one of them will just topple over.
“Fireworks” just happen to explode as the truck is on a bridge. Sounds more like the government is covering up on a terrorist attack.
Nah, couldn't possibly happen with their superior engineering and construction methods.
Ah, you wanta certificate of compliance? What you want it to say? We make one justa like that.