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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:38 AM

China fireworks truck blast causes highway collapse

A truck carrying fireworks has exploded on an elevated highway in central China, causing part of it to collapse, state media say.

The blast, which destroyed an 80m (262ft) section of road, took place on the G30 expressway in Henan province.

China National Radio said at least 26 people had been killed as trucks fell to the ground. Xinhua news agency said casualty figures were not yet clear.

Search and rescue efforts were continuing at the site, Xinhua said.

full: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21289321

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