Rescuers work under the collapsed Yichang bridge near the city of Sanmenxia, central China
Media playback is unsupported on your device

China highway collapses after explosion

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.

John Sudworth reports.

  • 01 Feb 2013
  • From the section Asia
Go to next video: China fireworks truck fells highway