Authorities investigate roof collapse at bus stop; one passenger killed

Updated 2018-01-05 13:31:06

Roofs over ten bus stop platforms in Hefei, Anhui Province in east China collapsed on Thursday due to heavy snow, leaving one woman dead and 20 others injured, reported Hefei-based

The victim surnamed Wang had already lost consciousness when taken in the ambulance, said Wang's husband, who rushed to the spot after being informed by a passer-by.

All of the roofs that collapsed were located on Wangjianglu Road and were built only one year ago. The tragedy aroused residents' anger on the poor quality of public facilities.

An official in charge of key projects at the Hefei municipal government said the government inspected the construction of the platforms and approved their operation.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the collapses. The results will be published as soon as possible, said Ning Bo, vice mayor of Hefei city.

The collapsed roofs are now under repair by the contractor who built them in the first place.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58January 19 2019 02:14:02

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16January 19 2019 02:14:02

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18January 19 2019 02:14:02

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords