Death toll climbs to 48 in China highway collapse

In a tragic incident in southeastern China, the death toll has risen to 48 after a highway collapse in the mountainous part of Guangdong province. The collapse occurred after heavy rains, causing vehicles to catch fire as they fell down the slope.

Search efforts are still ongoing for possible additional casualties, with three people remaining unidentified pending DNA testing. Fortunately, an additional 30 people have been reported with non-life-threatening injuries.

Meizhou Mayor Wang Hui has confirmed that the search for victims is ongoing, with no foreigners among the casualties so far. The collapse has sparked sadness and concern throughout the region, with authorities working tirelessly to locate any remaining victims.

The highway collapse serves as a stark reminder of the dangers posed by extreme weather conditions in mountainous areas. As rescue teams continue their efforts, our thoughts are with those affected by this devastating incident. Stay tuned to Insider Wales Sport for more updates on this developing story.

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