Monday, May 18, 2009

Viaduct Bridge Collapses in China

An elevated road on Hongqi Road of Zhuzhou City in Hunan province collapsed, and at present the number of casualties is said to be at 9.

Youtube Link

Sad :(

What surprises me about the video, is not the fact a bridge collapsed in China, bridges can collapse anywhere, but how they get this footage! For a country where all media is censored, state tv often shows disasters or suicides very close up. you can see rescue workers, blood, limbs, bodies etcc.. This was the case during the earthquake last year as well where literally pictures of dead children were beamed around the world. Something that would not be allowed in the US. On American news we hear of death and disaster but often the camera and reporters are kept at a distance.

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