4 detained after deadly highway collapse in China
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities have detained four people, state media said on Saturday, a day after at least 11 people died when a truck loaded with fireworks for Lunar New Year celebration exploded, collapsing an elevated portion of highway in central China.
The accident sent vehicles plummeting 30m to the ground, and state-run China Central Television said 11 people were now confirmed dead and another 11 injured.
The official Xinhua News Agency said the collapse smashed and buried at least 25 vehicles.
Rescue work continues on Saturday.