Three dead, two injured in China bridge collapse

The incident took place in the eastern province of Jiangsu.
The incident took place in the eastern province of Jiangsu. Photo credit: File

Three people died and two were injured when a highway bridge collapsed on Thursday (local time) in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu, state news agency Xinhua said.

The bridge, in the city of Wuxi, fell on three cars below, killing three people in two of the vehicles, although the third vehicle was empty, it added.

As the bridge collapsed, three cars and two trucks fell from it.

City and transport ministry officials are investigating the cause of the accident, the agency said.

Reuters