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China fireworks truck blast causes highway collapse

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 tumbled off the road.

John Sudworth reports.

  • 01 Feb 2013
  • From the section Asia
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