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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.

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Conflicting reports on number of casualties in China

Fireworks for Lunar New Year celebrations exploded on a truck in central China, destroying part of an elevated highway and sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters to the ground.

State media had conflicting reports on the number of casualties. Early reports by China National Radio and other outlets of up to 26 people killed were later removed from websites.

The Xinhua News agency reported that four had died as a result of the blast.

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