Death toll rises to 36 after road collapse in South China's Guangdong

2024-05-02 10:12:50China Daily Editor : Zhao Li ECNS App Download

Thirty-six people died after a section of a highway collapsed in Meizhou, Guangdong province, on Wednesday morning.

Almost 18 meters of road, with an area of around 184 square meters, collapsed.

Local authorities established a rescue headquarters comprising more than 500 people from sectors including public security, emergency response, fire and rescue, and healthcare.

The Ministry of Emergency Management has sent a working group to the site to guide rescue efforts.

The highway has been closed, and local authorities are looking into the cause of the accident.


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