Fireworks explosion destroys Chinese highway

An elevated portion of highway in central China collapsed on Feb. 1 after a truck loaded with fireworks for Lunar New Year celebrations exploded sending vehicles plummeting about 100 feet to the ground.

Rescuers work at the accident site where an expressway bridge partially collapsed due to a truck explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China's Henan Province, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2013. A truckload of fireworks intended for Lunar New Year celebrations went off Friday in a massive, deadly explosion that destroyed part of an elevated highway in central China, sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, a truck sits on the expressway bridge which partially collapsed due to an explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China's Henan Province, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2013. Fireworks for Lunar New Year celebrations exploded on a truck in central China, destroying part of an elevated highway Friday and sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xiao Meng) NO SALES

In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, a truck sits on the expressway bridge which partially collapsed due to an explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China's Henan Province, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2013. Fireworks for Lunar New Year celebrations exploded on a truck in central China, destroying part of an elevated highway Friday and sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xiao Meng) NO SALES

Rescuers work at the accident site where an expressway bridge partially collapsed due to a truck explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China's Henan Province, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2013. A truckload of fireworks intended for Lunar New Year celebrations went off Friday in a massive, deadly explosion that destroyed part of an elevated highway in central China, sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

Rescuers work at the accident site where an expressway bridge partially collapsed due to a truck explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China's Henan Province, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2013. Fireworks for Lunar New Year celebrations exploded on a truck in central China, destroying part of an elevated highway Friday and sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground. State media had conflicting reports on casualties. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

Chinese paramilitary policemen pull at car wreckage at the accident site where an expressway bridge partially collapsed due to a truck explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China's Henan Province, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2013. A truckload of fireworks intended for Lunar New Year celebrations went off Friday in a massive, deadly explosion that destroyed part of an elevated highway in central China, sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work at the accident site where an expressway bridge partially collapsed due to a truck explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China's Henan Province, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2013. Fireworks for Lunar New Year celebrations exploded on a truck in central China, destroying part of an elevated highway Friday and sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground. State media had conflicting reports on casualties. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xiao Meng) NO SALES

In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work at the accident site where an expressway bridge partially collapsed due to a truck explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China's Henan Province, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2013. Fireworks for Lunar New Year celebrations exploded on a truck in central China, destroying part of an elevated highway Friday and sending vehicles plummeting 30 meters (about 100 feet) to the ground. State media had conflicting reports on casualties. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xiao Meng) NO SALES

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