Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year!

I guess this would be the Year of the Fiery Dragon?

Man, just how much fireworks went off anyway?

Fireworks cause deadly highway collapse in China
By Didi Tang - My Way News

BEIJING (AP) - A truckload of fireworks intended for Lunar New Year celebrations went off Friday in a massive, deadly explosion that destroyed part of an elevated highway in central China, sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground.

State TV broadcaster CCTV said eight people were confirmed dead and 11 injured after seven vehicles were recovered from the wreckage. The death toll appeared likely to rise: The official Xinhua News Agency said the collapse smashed and buried at least 25 vehicles.

Earlier reports by China National Radio and some other outlets of 26 people killed were later removed from websites, without explanation.

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