Death toll in China highway collapse reaches 48

Srinagar, May 02 (KNS): The death toll from a highway collapse in southern China's Guangdong province has risen to 48 even as rescue work continued, reports said on Thursday.

Reports said that heavy rain caused a stretch of road running from Meizhou city towards Dabu county to cave in at around 2:10 am on Wednesday.

They said that vehicles slipped into the nearly 18-metre-long (59-foot) gash in the tarmac and plummeted down the steep slope below.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel

Guangdong, a densely populated industrial powerhouse, has been hit by a string of disasters attributed to extreme weather events in recent weeks.

The storms have been much heavier than expected this time of year and have been linked to climate change, reports added. (KNS) 

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