2 dead, 3 missing as ship hits bridge in south China

2024-02-22 Editor : Li Ji ECNS App Download

Two people were killed and three others missing after a ship hit a bridge and caused the bridge to fracture on Thursday morning in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, rescuers said. 

The accident happened at around 5:30 a.m. when a container ship hit the pier of the Lixinsha Bridge in Nansha District. Five vehicles, including a motorbike, were involved in the accident. Two of them plunged into the river and the others fell onto the vessel, a preliminary investigation has found. 

A crew member is slightly injured in the accident. 

Rescue efforts are underway, and the cause of the accident is being investigated. 

(Reported by Wei Jiefu; Edited by Qi Yiling)



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