The Shenzhen road surface collapse that killed five people was confirmed as natural disaster

By | May 23, 2013

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According to an informed source, at 21:00 on May 20th, a road surface collapse happened in front of Huamao Industrial Park, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province. As of 4 pm yesterday, except that one person was injured and sent to hospital, all the five bodies were found and the rescue and site clean jobs had been finished.

After on-site inspection by geological, geotechnical, hydraulic, and other experts, the cause of the accident has been identified as aging of road and geological conditions. It was identified that the culvert under the road was built in the 1990s and was broken and thus leakage happened with time passed.

Source: 羊城晚报

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