Rescuers work at the accident site where an 80-meter-long section of an expressway bridge collapsed due to a truck explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China's Henan Province, Feb.1, 2013. At least 8 people died and 13 others injured after the explosion, which occurred at around 8:52 a.m. (0052 GMT) on Friday and caused several vehicles to tumble from the 30-meter-high bridge, local authority said. The exploded truck was loaded with fireworks, according to an initial investigation. Search and rescue efforts are under way and traffic control was imposed on the expressway. (Xinhua/Zhang Xiaoli)
Ministry team sent to probe expressway collapse
BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Public Security has dispatched a team to probe a blast involving a truck carrying fireworks on an expressway in central China's Henan Province on Friday morning.
Headed by Huang Ming, vice minister of public security, the team is on its way to the site of the accident in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia City, sources with the ministry told Xinhua. Full story