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Highway collapse in China: striking images

A highway collapsed this Wednesday in Guangdong province in China, killing 36 people.

The collapse of a highway in southern China has caused, according to the latest report communicated, by state media this Thursday, May 2, 2024, 36 dead, in Guangdong province. It was 2:10 a.m. in the south of the country this Wednesday when this bridge which overhung a highway in China collapsed. “36 people died and 30 were" injured" indicates the press agency New China. The lives of the injured would not be in danger. 

A "natural geological disaster"

The tragedy concerns a 17.9 meter portion of road, or an area of โ€‹โ€‹184.3 square meters. In total, 20 vehicles were transported. trapped by the collapse. This road is located precisely between the city of Meizhou and the county of Meizhou. from Dabu. This event constitutes a "natural geological disaster" which occurred "under the impact of persistent heavy rain" explains public broadcaster CCTV. 500 people were attended; sent to the site to participate in the relief efforts.

Indeed, torrential rains have fallen in recent weeks in Guangdong province. Significant flooding and landslides are expected. deplore. In recent days, the rains have been heavy. Surprisingly much stronger than usual, just before the monsoon season. Chinese President Xi Jinping has summoned authorities to “put extra effort into on-site rescue operations and treatment of the injured”, CCTV reported this Thursday.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116