外文标题：Bridge collapses in south China, killing 11
BEIJING: A stone arch bridge under illegal construction in a village in southern China collapsed, killing 11 people and injuring several others, state media and an official said on Sunday.
Rescuers pulled out 26 people, mostly construction workers, after the bridge came down on Saturday afternoon in Liangkengkou village in Guangdong province, according to an official at the information office of Maoming city government.
Five of them were confirmed dead at the scene. Eight others were seriously injured, six of whom died later in the hospital, said the man, who refused to give his name, as is common with Chinese officials. One person managed to escape the bridge collapse, he said.
He said that the village committee had arranged to build a new bridge over a waterless ditch, but failed to get permission. The local government ordered construction to stop several times, but villagers took advantage of the three-day May Day holiday from Thursday to Saturday to restart the work.
The Maoming government official said three people responsible for the project were in police custody. The village committee could not be reached on Sunday.
Kevin Guite (Location)
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Venkat Rao (Unknown)
Very sad incident. How come a illegal bridge had constructed and what the local authority is doing there?
Morgan (Australia) replies to Venkat Rao
On holiday apparently as per the article.
....of course what else with the use of Chinese quality below par materials?? ..this must be the tenth bridge collapse this year and year is barely half done..!.. its not like they care for loss of human life... this must be their way of population control...!!!
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The bridges in India are surving for many years as compared to CHina
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Morgan (Australia) replies to npdeo18
Depends on which bridges, this particular example is pointed out as being illegal and constructed without proper supervision.
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Anandita Roy (Kolkata)
made in china!!
World wide death of human are rising. It's just last 1 week and many are killed in USA, in China, in Afghanistan, in NE India, in Ukraine and in Nigeria-Africa. Is this means the increase of 'human' animal in earth??
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