CHINA 10 missing, 15 injured in road collapse in northwest China

CHINA

10 missing, 15 injured in road collapse in northwest China

Xinhua

08:27, January 14, 2020

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XINING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Rescue is underway after 10 people were confirmed missing and 15 others injured in a road collapse Monday in northwest China's Qinghai Province, local authorities said early Tuesday.

The accident happened at around 5:30 p.m., when a road section collapsed on Nandajie Street in the city of Xining, the provincial capital. A public bus fell into the hole and an explosion ensued, local authorities said.

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(Photos: China News Service)

Nandajie is a heavily-trafficked main street in the city. Rescuers are still searching for the missing. Previously, the local authorities said two were missing and 13 injured.

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The injured are receiving treatment and are not in critical condition, according to the city's emergency management bureau.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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