China Menaced by Exploding, Collapsing Highway

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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.

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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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