Highway collapse in China kills 48 – rts.ch

Highway collapse in China kills 48 – rts.ch
Highway collapse in China kills 48 – rts.ch

The collapse of a highway in southern China left 48 dead and 30 injured, according to a new report released by the Xinhua news agency, which specifies that the lives of those injured are not in danger.

Twenty vehicles were “trapped” by the collapse of a section of road between the city of Meizhou and Dabu county, in Guangdong province, which occurred on Wednesday around 2:10 a.m. (8:10 p.m. Swiss time Tuesday), involving 54 people in total , indicated Chine Nouvelle.

Public broadcaster CCTV said the collapse was a “natural geological disaster” that occurred “under the impact of persistent heavy rain”.

Heavy rains have hit the industrial province of Guangdong in recent weeks, causing severe flooding and landslides. In recent days, the torrential rains have been much heavier than normal for this time of year just before the monsoon season.

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