Bridge collapses after fireworks explosion

A truck stops near a section of a partially collapsed bridge on the Lianhuo highway in Mianchi county, Henan province. Credit: Reuters

A truck carrying fireworks exploded on a highway bridge, leaving a lorry perched precariously at the broken edge.

At least four people have been killed, according to the Xinhua news agency.

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China firework truck bridge blast

At least four people have been killed after a lorry carrying fireworks for the Chinese New Year celebrations exploded on a highway bridge outside the city of Sanmenxia in eastern China.