Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Death toll rises to 36 in China bridge collapse, 23 missing
+ -
16:58, August 15, 2007

 Related News
 Death toll in China bridge collapse rises to 34
 'Brutal scene' at bridge site
 A bloody lesson
 29 perish as bridge collapses
 China bridge collapse kills at least 29; 30 still missing
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
The death toll from a bridge collapse in central China's Hunan Province has risen to 36 as of midday Wednesday with at least 23 still missing, rescuers said.

The 328-meter-long Tuojiang River bridge in Fenghuang county in western Hunan, collapsed Monday afternoon when about 123 workers were dismantling its steel scaffolding.

Sixty-four workers have escaped or been rescued. Twenty-two of them were injured and are receiving treatment in hospital.

The bridge, which had four 65-meter-long arches, was on a secondary road linking Fenghuang county with Daxing airport in Tongren city, neighboring Guizhou Province.

The bridge began construction in March 2004 and had been scheduled to open to traffic at the end of the month.

The search for the missing is still underway, according to the local rescue headquarters.

Source: Xinhua

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Respond "Nanking" with humanity, respect, tears & applause: Interview
Week's special: Summer peak transportation of rails
NATO, caught in "transformation"
Roadside bomb blast kills 26 people in SW Pakistan

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved