China Menaced by Exploding, Collapsing Highway


An exploding fireworks truck has caused an entire stretch of Chinese highway to collapse, with two of China’s most notorious and frequent accidents combining with spectacularly tragic severity.

The Henan province elevated highway collapsed after the firework laden truck blew up, taking down the entire highway and the rest of its traffic. At least 5 fatalities resulted from the explosion and subsequent collapse.


In addition to the disturbingly explosive propensities of random Chinese objects, the usual doubts over whether the build quality of the highway exacerbated the severity of the accident have been raised.

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    Avatar of kazaza2
    Comment by kazaza2
    08:02 02/02/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    There's a massive lack of rebar and steel netting
    to reinforce an elevated span like that. They might
    want to check the rest of the highway before that comes down too.
    Doesn't anybody do road and building inspections
    there or are they all on the "take".

    Comment by Dark Mage
    09:18 02/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    True there should be at least five time more rebar then what I can see in the photo of the cross section.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    colouring it red would make it 3x stronger.

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    16:21 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i thought someone was gonna pull out the 40k reference there but i guess not

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:50 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And let's not forget how red protects you from ghosts...if they're from internet at least.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:11 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    because red is very rucky!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:02 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i also think that perhaps five times the amount of rebar should be used from what i can tell in the photo.. maybe even six!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Is called cutting corners. China love cutting corners. There is even a Chinese metaphor about cutting corners is a good thing...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a civil engineer, from 1st look i know that there is not enough steel bar at wonder its colapse

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    13:20 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i also believe that the amount of rebar used should be in the order of five times as much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:28 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I call shenanigans. This is a clever fake. This is not real China Quality construction. I don't see any styrofoam or compressed trash in the concrete. This was probably faked by the CIA or those dirty Koreans to embarrass China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:17 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    We already know the Chinese have been building every thing out of BlackPowder since the early post last iceage time, looks like they need to shorten the fuse used on all the bridges, buildings and roadwork to give someone a chance to put it out before it blows.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:34 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    In China, perfectly safe + no bribe = no pass inspection. Perfectly dangerous + small bribe = 100% pass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:21 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And just THINK, the neo-con idiots in the USA want LESS regulations as these "costs jobs"...

    There is A REASON for safety inspectors and standards....

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    Comment by MuChaDo
    00:35 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is what government corruption looks like, idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    On corrupt goverment, do you realize almost every neighborhood in the usa has a block captain? Thats one secret service agent with a speaker that talks at dog hearing level but you can hear it in the subconsicous and while asleep? Want to see? look out the window every morning at 7am on saturdays at all the poeple who jump out to do exactly the same thing, mow wash the car, trim the busches, sweep the curb. The biggest brain washing expermiment in the world, right here in the good ole usa. Been going on since about 1962 from the Airforce looking to control people in countries they add airforce bases too so the people always have something else to do other than 'plot against the gov or airforce base'. Its a relative of the old police chief who does it in every city.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    those are HOA's and they suck nards.

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    10:34 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    you know what?... never mind, it's not even worth the extra typing.

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    13:07 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Avatar of Powerpuff Loli
    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    12:58 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Saving your hand strength for fapping? Smart man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow ... we have ourselves a moron here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:09 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yup, you see the moron every time you stare into the mirror <3

    Avatar of Conduit
    Comment by Conduit
    08:24 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm fairly certain that building codes and safety standards as we think of them in the western world are virtually nonexistent in China.

    Also, I wouldn't be surprised if this stuff isn't being intentionally built to fail. China is artificially raising its GDP as part of some international dick measuring contest, so it wouldn't dismiss the possibility that they're building stuff to fail so that they can boost their GDP further by rebuilding all of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:22 06/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bridge companies there design their bridges to collapse. That way, they can sell replacements. :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's not how China operates. They create a company, create a sub-par service and gain extra money from skimming. When the job is done, they fire their employees and not pay them for some extra money, and then close the company. Take the money, and send it to someone in another country.

    It's all con.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Correction, they send most of the money to another country and use the remaining to start another company and repeat the process...

    Avatar of cpc65
    Comment by cpc65
    07:31 02/02/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Well at least the fireworks are SUPPOSED to explode. Just not when they actually did. My condolences to the victims and their families.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    that's almost like saying there's nothing wrong with a fuel tank exploded. They don't give a s**t about safely transferring those explosive, that's why the fireworks exploded

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    09:09 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    whats wrong with shit exploding? are you too cool to look at explosions?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 02/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    cool guys don't look at explosions

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    No it's cool guys walk away as the explosion goes off.

    Avatar of Abysselene
    Comment by Abysselene
    01:46 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Django !

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    cool explosions in movies run guys away

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:37 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    In movies the cool guys are able to out run the explosion...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:46 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    In movies, explosions run away from the cool guys.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:18 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Explosions looks at cool guys. Do you even watch movies?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:07 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    A whole truck of fireworks exploding will take down a bridge (unless they were defective and didn't explode hehe) usually so normal day

    Avatar of EndlessGr8
    Comment by EndlessGr8
    08:05 02/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    What the hell?! Only one layer of re-bar spaced about 6 feet apart? That won't do!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:13 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    will if you only want it to stay up for a bit

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it's only made to withstand cars. Not explosions and cars.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:11 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's very little you can do about exploding fireworks anyway. In the country where I live (somewhere in Western Europe) there have in recent memory been a fireworks explosion and a gunpowder explosion. Both felled a city block. You cannot engineer against that, and even if you could, the cost would be unjustifiable.

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    Comment by warjoke
    10:57 02/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Wonder how fun it is if Initial D were set in China. Imagine drifting through a collapsing, erupting, and exploding winding road at 150 mph...HOW EXCITING IS THAT!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:35 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And in random moment Ta Koo Mi's car ride over a manhole and they both blow up! But he can handle this, his car has been modified to resist explosions! Moreover, that explosion gave him a big boost!

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    12:46 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    don't forget, the ground is LAVA

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:04 06/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They made a game like that...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:32 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's a "BOOMING" country.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Indeed, and they're booming themselves straight into oblivion:

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:28 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So while we do everything we can being green it doesn't even matter because before USA even cared about going green and was the most polluted country in the world due to the massive amount of people and cars, The world was a greener place than today.
    There reason is because one country ruins it for everyone.

    How do we fix it?
    Remove China.

    The nuke age is over (unless you're in NKorea), so why not dispose the nukes?

    Bomb it to the ground.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:09 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    US outsourced their polluting factories to China.

    China has Nukes too. So you want them to nuke the ignorant people like you in US?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:38 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    China is polluted as hell because they're stuck in a conundrum:

    They NEED to maintain high growth or their economy collapses & the country falls into civil war.

    They can't sustain their growth without turning their cities into a sci-fi nightmare.

    Could they have avoided this clusterfuck scenario & still achieve a decent growth?

    I really don't know. But it's too late now.

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    13:51 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    hey man, we didn't MAKE china into a shithole, they AGREED to open all those manufacturing plants and whatnot, hell they could've even asked us how to do it cleanly. and we didnt MAKE them give us cheap shit, we PAID them for it. Deals only work if both sides agree, and apparently china didn't do their homework. of course, all the people living there may or may not have been happy with it, but china IS a republic, right?.........right??

    plus, we can always ask someone else to do it, and if that happens, what do you think would happen to all those people depending on that money?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:40 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Let the ignorant genocidal racists be. It's the only way to get over their inferiority complex with most sane and educated people.

    US is probably the No.1 reason why China is polluted like hell. China taking the milestone of environmental damage because we want cheap things and lots of it.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    09:21 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even a Captain Planet villain would say their pollution problem is so bad they better do something about it.

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    09:27 02/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    well they have plenty of FIRE, they just need more HEART.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pic 004 hoo..fallout 3 ?!!
    Impressive as it is expected that the Chinese dominate the world when they can not at least take care of their own country ..
    Well considering dominate as blasting everything in the way, there is no doubt that they can.

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    14:20 02/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    was half expecting to see a mutant molerat wandering around

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