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6 dead in road collapse in Northwest China

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-01-14 08:32

A road section collapses on Nandajie Street in the city of Xining, Northwest China's Qinghai province, Jan 13, 2020. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

XINING — Six bodies have been found as of 9:30 am Tuesday after a road collapsed in Northwest China's Qinghai province on Monday.

Rescue is underway, local authorities said early Tuesday.

The accident happened at around 5:30 pm, 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.

10 people were confirmed missing and 15 others were injured.

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.

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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