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One killed, eight injured after viaduct collapses and hits bus in central China

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 January, 2017, 11:40am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 January, 2017, 11:40am

One person was killed and eight injured after part of an old viaduct in central China collapsed on Thursday evening, hitting a bus.

The accident, which took place around 8.50pm in Zhengzhou, Henan province, occurred when workers were demolishing the ramp section of the viaduct at an intersection between Nongye Road and Shakou Road, news portal Thepaper.cn reported.

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Part of the viaduct fell to the ground, hitting the front of a public bus below it.

A 66-year-old retired railway worker was killed in the accident.

A total of eight others were injured, with two of them in serious condition. The rest suffered minor injuries. Most of them were pedestrians.

None of those on the public bus sustained any injuries, according to the report.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.