China bridge collapse kills three, injures two

The bridge collapse in eastern China's Jiangsu Province was caught on dash cam

The bridge located about 100km northwest of Shanghai collapsed during rush hour. Source ReutersMore

Three people have been confirmed dead and two others injured after a highway overpass in eastern China's Jiangsu Province collapsed Thursday, crushing three cars beneath it, local authorities said Friday.

Social media customers shared photos of bridge collapse in Wuxi metropolis of China.

In one clip, a driver flees a auto after the bridge falls right in front of it.

Three vehicles - including one that was parked and unoccupied - were crushed, and three people in the two other cars were killed.

CCTV said three cars were trapped, including one parked auto that was empty, while local authorities believed the bridge might have collapsed due to a heavily overloaded truck.

Xinhua is reporting that a spokesperson from the Ministry of Transport said the overturning of the bridge was caused by overloaded vehicles.

The collapse also left two people injured, the statement said.

China this year has had serious industrial and transportation accidents despite efforts to boost safety.

In February 2018, at least eight people died in the centre of Foshan, Guangdong province, when a water leak inside a subway station construction site caused a major road to cave in.

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