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2 killed in 6-vehicle collision at city bridge

A TRUCK driver and a moped rider died yesterday morning in a six-vehicle collision at the Xupu Bridge in Shanghai, which spans the Huangpu River between Xuhui District and Pudong New Area.

The accident happened at 6:40am on the Xuhui approach to the bridge. Witnesses said a trailer truck plowed into vehicles in front of it in slippery conditions. The truck driver and moped rider were killed.

The truck smashed road barriers, shedding its cargo of concrete pipes which blocked bridge lanes. Traffic was disrupted for around two hours.

Also yesterday morning, a scooter rider died after being crushed by a truck on a Pudong building site. A witness said his head was caught between the truck and another vehicle. The truck driver was taken for questioning by police.


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