Expressways of China http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28973/all en 26 dead as China bridge collapses: media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/26-dead-china-bridge-collapses-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 26 people were killed as a bridge collapsed in central China on Friday after a truck carrying fireworks exploded, state-run media reported.</p> <p>The lorry "suddenly exploded" as it crossed the expressway bridge in the central province of Henan, China National Radio said, causing sections of it to collapse and sending other vehicles plunging to the ground.</p> <p>An 80-metre long section of the bridge collapsed and six vehicles had been retrieved from the debris, China's official news agency Xinhua said, adding that rescue efforts were underway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/26-dead-china-bridge-collapses-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China Expressways of China AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:15:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742553 at http://www.globalpost.com 26 dead as China bridge collapses: media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/26-dead-china-bridge-collapses-media-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A fireworks-laden truck exploded as it crossed a bridge in central China on Friday, killing 26 people as the structure collapsed and vehicles plummeted to the ground, state-run media reported.</p> <p>The lorry "suddenly exploded" on the expressway bridge in Henan province, China National Radio said, putting the number of deaths at 26.</p> <p>An 80-metre long part of the bridge collapsed and six vehicles had been retrieved from the debris, China's official news agency Xinhua said, adding that at least four people died and rescue efforts were underway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/26-dead-china-bridge-collapses-media-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Expressways of China Malaysian Expressway System AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:46:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742585 at http://www.globalpost.com At least eight dead in China expressway bridge collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/at-least-eight-dead-china-expressway-bridge-collapse-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bridge on a major expressway in central China collapsed Friday, leaving the twisted remains of cars and trucks scattered among the rubble as state media reported at least eight fatalities.</p> <p>There was confusion over the toll, with the official news agency Xinhua saying eight people were dead and 13 injured after a fireworks-laden truck exploded, sending a long section of the viaduct crashing to the ground.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/at-least-eight-dead-china-expressway-bridge-collapse-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Central Television Expressways of China Malaysian Expressway System Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:31:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743149 at http://www.globalpost.com 3-vehicle smash-up slows down NLEx traffic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/3-vehicle-smash-slows-down-nlex-traffic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Vehicle flow on two northbound lanes of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx), along the the San Simon-Apalit viaduct in Pampanga, slowed down at past 7 a.m. Saturday after at least three vehicles figured in a smash-up, reports from the traffic center of the Manila North Tollways Corp. said.</p><P>The MNTC, which operates NLEx, has yet to confirm if there were people hurt in the accident, which resulted in a 2-km stretch of vehicles traveling bumper to bumper on that portion of the expressway.</p> Expressways of China North Luzon Expressway Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:19:09 +0000 Asianet 5807097 at http://www.globalpost.com Xinjiang opens first desert expressway http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131207/xinjiang-opens-first-desert-expressway <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>URUMQI, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- The first desert expressway in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region opened to traffic on Saturday.</p> <p>The 96.3 km Wucaiwan-Dahuangshan expressway will play a major role in the region's highway network by easing the traffic pressure and connecting regional industry clusters, according to the Communications Department of Xinjiang.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131207/xinjiang-opens-first-desert-expressway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Changji Expressways of China Xinjiang Xinhua News Agency Sat, 07 Dec 2013 14:52:15 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6012642 at http://www.globalpost.com Bus falls off expressway bridge in China, casualties reported http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140624/bus-falls-expressway-bridge-china-casualties-reported <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HARBIN, June 24 (Xinhua) -- A bus fell off an expressway bridge on Tuesday afternoon and caused casualties in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, local government said.</p> <p>The bus from Yichun City to Daqing City, crashed into guardrails and fell down from the expressway section in Tieli City.</p> <p>Rescue operation is under way.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Expressways of China Heilongjiang Tieli Xinhua News Agency Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:55:49 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6185762 at http://www.globalpost.com No serious traffic accidents reported during China's national holiday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141004/no-serious-traffic-accidents-reported-during-chinas-national <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- No traffic accidents that involved more than three deaths have been reported nationwide as of Saturday afternoon since the busy National Day holiday started on Wednesday, said the Ministry of Public Security.</p> <p>Road traffic nationwide on the fourth day of the seven-day national holiday has not changed much compared with Friday, said a ministry statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141004/no-serious-traffic-accidents-reported-during-chinas-national" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Expressways of China Henan Provinces of the People's Republic of China Xinhua News Agency Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14:03:06 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6277206 at http://www.globalpost.com