facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Road cave-in kills five people in China

May 22, 2013 at 1:03 AM   |   Comments

BEIJING, May 22 (UPI) -- A road in south China's Guangdong province caved in, killing at least five people, authorities said.

The incident Tuesday occurred at the Huamao industrial park in Shenzen, a major city in the province in the southern tip of mainland China. Guangdong, adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau, has been hit by major flooding caused by heavy rainstorms that have claimed at least 33 lives.

At the road cave-in site, rescuers retrieved five bodies from a pit more than 13 feet deep, Xinhua News Agency reported. Search efforts continued Wednesday at the site.

It was the second such incident this month.

On May 6, five people died after being buried in a subway line cave-in in northwest China's Shaanxi province.

Xinhua reported nine people were working underground when the line collapsed. Rescuers managed to save the other four. Authorities were investigating the incident.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Madeleine McCann report finds authorities hindered investigation
2
Obama approval rating hits record low in blue California
3
At least 6 dead in Paris apartment explosion
4
Islamic State allegedly beheads second American journalist
5
Mary Landrieu hit with residency, ethics complaints
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback