Fireworks cause deadly highway collapse in China
BEIJING (AP) – Fireworks for Lunar New Year celebrations exploded on a truck in central China, destroying part of an elevated highway on Friday and sending vehicles plummeting 30m to the ground.
State media had conflicting reports on casualties.
The huge blast collapsed an 80-meter stretch of a major east-west highway in Mianchi county in Henan Province.
It scattered blackened chunks of debris and shattered the windows of a nearby truck stop. There was no immediate word on the cause of the explosion.