Toll 36 After China Bridge Collapsed “Like Beancurd” – Reuters
A bridge that collapsed in China killing at least 36 people broke apart like a pat of “beancurd” because there were apparently no steel reinforcement bars, state media said on Wednesday, quoting a rescuer.
More than 1,500 people were searching for about 30 missing people following Monday’s disaster on the 320-metre-long (1,050-foot) bridge on the verge of completion across the Tuo river in the southern province of Hunan , the Beijing News said. But they held out little hope of finding survivors and health authorities were spraying disinfectant into the water to prevent the spread of disease from bodies spreading down river. [Full Text]
See also: No steel used in collapsed bridge in China from RTE news.
[Image: Staff Members From The Local Epidemic Prevention Station Disinfect The Area Around The Ruins Of A Collapsed Bridge In Fenghuang County, from Reuters.]