A road collapse happened in Dongguan at about 10:00 am this morning (August 13), causing one death, according to Nanfang Daily reports. No injured are reported. The confirmed dead is a builder who was working in the pit when the collapse occurred.
The road collapse took place in the construction site of Dongguan Guanhui urban railway Changping section, following a collapse in the same spot that happened yesterday. The collapse caused a huge hollow place with a depth of about 7 meters and a total area of several hundreds of square meters. After the accident, all the residents in the nearby buildings have been evacuated to safe places. Now warning lines have been set up in the scene, and rescue work is under way.
As can be seen in the video shot by a Dongguan netizen, the whole road collapses in a second and screams can be heard from time to time. Netizens also said residents nearby felt obvious shockwave and have been evacuated to open space.
According to Guangzhou Daily reports, this is the sixth collapse that occurred in the Changping section of Guanhui urban railway within three years. The other five collapses took place on 12 August 2015, 3 June 2015, 29 October 2014, 16 February 2014, and 7 March 2013, respectively.