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expressway bridge collapse in China: Four people killed in expressway bridge collapse in China’s Hubei province

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  • Part of a flyover collapsed on a highway in Hubei, China
  • Four killed, eight injured in accident
  • Cause of overbridge collapse is not known, investigation continues

Beijing
Four people were killed and eight others were injured when a section of a highway flyover collapsed in China’s Hubei province. This information was given by Chinese officials. According to the transport and police authorities, the accident happened around 3.30 pm on Saturday in Ezhou city. About 500 meters (1,640 ft) of a bridge built on an expressway collapsed in the accident, officials said.

three trucks and one car fell down
China’s state-run Xinhua news agency quoted local officials as saying that three trucks fell off the bridge and one car was buried under the rubble. The expressway was closed due to the incident. Work was going on on the bridge when the accident happened, although it is not clear how many workers were present at the time.

Cause of accident not known
Preliminary investigation revealed that the truck, weighing a total of 198 tonnes, broke into two pieces while falling down. According to the news, officials of the Ministry of Transport are investigating at the spot.

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