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Published on: 2019-10-14
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Rescuers work to remove rubble at the site of a flyover collapse in Wuxi Jiangsu province on Friday

Rescuers work to remove rubble at the site of a flyover collapse in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, on Friday

Three people were killed and two others injured when a raised section of a major highway in Wuxi suddenly collapsed on top of their vehicles on Thursday evening.

The flyover collapsed at about 6pm on ThursdayThe casualties were occupants of two vehicles crushed by the falling flyover on China National Highway 312 in the city of Wuxi, Jiangsu province.The third vehicle parked on the road was also crushed but there was no one inside.

road 3More than 500 military police and traffic police officers were sent to the scene, while three excavators were dispatched to clear up the rubble.

A preliminary investigation found that the structure failed under the weight of overloaded freight trucks on the flyover at the time.

Traffic police had reportedly warned drivers of freight vehicles not to use the flyover, prompting internet users to question why overloaded vehicles were using it.

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