Deaths Reported as Bridge Collapses in China

At least three people killed and  two injured   in eastern  China  after a highway overpass collapsed and crushed cars below it, according to local officials.

Videos posted online showed a large section of the bridge in Jiangsu province swaying before falling on top of moving vehicles on Thursday night.

Three cars and two trucks fell from the bridge as it collapsed.

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

A preliminary investigation showed the collapse had been caused by an overloaded truck, the Wuxi city government said in a statement on Weibo.

However, city and transport ministry officials are further investigating the cause of the accident.

Construction and road accidents are not uncommon in China. In some incidents, poor construction standards have also been blamed for the incidents.

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