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2 dead, 3 missing as ship hits bridge in South China

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-02-22 12:37
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An aerial drone photo taken on Feb 22, 2024 shows the fractured Lixinsha Bridge in Nansha district of Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province. [Photo/Xinhua]

GUANGZHOU -- Two people were killed and three others missing after a ship hit a bridge and caused the bridge to fracture on Thursday morning in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, rescuers said.

The accident happened at around 5:30 am when a container ship hit the pier of the Lixinsha Bridge in Nansha district. Five vehicles, including a motorbike, were involved in the accident. Two of them plunged into the river and the others fell onto the vessel, a preliminary investigation has found.

A crew member is slightly injured in the accident.

Rescue efforts are underway, and the cause of the accident is being investigated.

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