Highway bridge collapses in southern Xinjiang, no casualties reported

11:29, April 12, 2011      

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A bridge on National Highway 314 collapsed early on Tuesday in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according to witnesses at the scene.

The bridge, which spanned a local river in the suburbs of Korla City, collapsed at 5:30 a.m., the witnesses said.

Being alerted of the accident, concerned departments immediately launched rescue operation.

There were no reports of any casualties so far.

National Highway, with a length of 1,948 kilometers, starts from Urumqi, regional capital of Xinjiang, zigzags westwardly along the southern foot of Mount Tianshan and ends at Kunjirap on China's border with Pakistan.


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