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Death toll in China highway collapse rises to 48

Death toll in China highway collapse rises to 48

Forty-eight people died after a highway collapsed in southern China, according to a new report published by the New China News Agency on Thursday, May 2, following a press conference organized by the city of Meizhou in Guangdong Province. State media earlier reported that 30 people were injured and their lives were no longer in danger.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered officials “Make extra efforts to carry out on-site rescue operations and treat the injured”, CCTV on Thursday. 500 people were sent to the spot for rescue operations.
There is a provincial government “Specialized elite forces mobilized and went out of their way to conduct search and rescue operations”According to New China.

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There were twenty vehicles “trapped” A total of fifty-four people were involved in the collapse of a section of road between Meizhou city and Dabu county that occurred at 2:10 a.m. Wednesday (8:10 p.m. Paris time, Tuesday), New said. China. Initial reports indicated that twenty-four people had been killed.

Decline of Public Broadcasting CCTV a “Natural Geological Disaster” What happened “Under the influence of continuous heavy rains”.

Light rain

Heavy rains have battered the industrial province of Guangdong, capital of Guangzhou, in recent weeks, causing severe flooding and landslides. In recent days, just before the monsoon, the rains have been heavier than normal this year.

“Intensity of Climate Change” It usually only increases the chance of heavy rainfall in the summer months, Yin Jiji, head of hydrological forecasting at China's Ministry of Water Resources, told China National Radio last month.

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