At least three people have died and two others were injured after a highway bridge in China's eastern province of Jiangsu collapsed on October 10. The bridge, located in the Wuxi city, fell down on three vehicles killing its passengers. The third vehicle, on which a portion of the bridge fell, was empty. There were three cars and two trucks on the bridge when it collapsed. The transport ministry and city authorities have started an investigation to find out the cause of the accident.
A video surfaced on a Chinese social media app where the bridge could be seen falling down and the driver of a small car narrowly escaping after he jumped out and ran from the spot. There were other images as well which showed the condition of the cars after the bridge collapse.
Terrible china Wuxi bridge damaged by overload truck, god bless! pic.twitter.com/AweX2ZGNKp— people人民是谁 (@people11031752) October 10, 2019
Another video which was taken from the survived portion of the bridge too was shared on social media where the accident site can be seen. The fallen part of the bridge is shown in the video and the scenario that is following on the road below the bridge.
A third video was taken by a bystander on the accident site showed the crushed cars below the bridge and people standing at the site, taking videos.
A towering bridge in Taiwan collapsed on October 1, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water. Approximately 60 military personnel, including divers, are reportedly still searching for possible victims. According to the reports, six people were believed to be trapped in one of the fishing boats and around five people were feared to have been on the bridge when it collapsed. The 460 feet bridge collapsed in Nanfangoa which is a time bridge but it is often crowded because of the Pacific coast fishing village. The Disaster relief officials did not say if the storm which occurred hours before the collapse had weakened the bridge. They also didn't release any details on the potential cause.
(With inputs from agencies)