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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:24 AM

China fireworks truck blast causes deadly road collapse

Source: BBC

A truck carrying fireworks has exploded on an elevated highway in central China, killing at least five people and causing part of the road to collapse, state media report.

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

China National Radio had put the number of dead at 26 but the report appeared to have been removed from websites.

Several vehicles were reported to have fallen to the ground 30m below.

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



30m is a long way to fall; 'at least five' sounds too optimistic.

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:45 PM

1. Must have been one hell of a blast

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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:05 AM

2. China's poor quality infrastructure is raising questions

Even if it was a substantial blast from fireworks, surely the structure should have survived? Bridge collapses and other serious incidents seem to be commonplace in China these days. If you look at statistics regarding Chinese expenditure on infrastructure, they really need to focus on the quality of the finished product, or else the country will be faced with huge problems in the years to come.

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