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China: Fireworks blast kills 26, collapses bridge


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China: Fireworks blast kills 26, collapses bridge

At least 26 people were killed in China when a lorry packed with fireworks exploded, destroying part of a motorway flyover according to Chinese radio.

The report said it happened in Henan province. Several lorries plunged dozens of metres when the bridge gave way.

Firework accidents are not uncommon in China around the time of the lunar New Year.

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