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Hong Kong tourists injured as wooden bridge collapses in Jiangxi

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Source: SCMP/Appledaily/Youtube

 

 

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About 10 Hongkongers travelling in Jiangxi province were injured after a wooden bridge at tourist spot Dujuan Mountain suddenly collapsed on Saturday. The Hong Kong Immigration Department has confirmed the accident and is verifying the number of tourists hurt. It is understood that the injured Hongkongers are in stable condition.

 

A source close to the matter said the bridge located at the ticket checkpoint at Dujuan Mountain, part of the Jinggang Mountains range, suddenly fell apart at about 4pm on Saturday. “There were around 20 Hongkongers at the scene. Some had minor injuries while others were taken to hospitals for medical treatment,” the source said. He added that the tourists belonged to a tour group led by a Tai Po district councillor. “The councillor was taking a group of 200 to visit the Jinggang Mountains. It is unclear why 20 of them were at the accident spot,” the source continued. An Immigration Department spokesman said the authority was following the situation closely.

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They should have performed regular checks on the wooden bridge. As wood is very susceptible to the weather and will rot. Or damage from insect infestation.

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Sigh. They really should take more care to maintain their infrastructure since they rely heavily on tourism. No tourists are gonna come if every step is dangerous. 

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that is not good at all. this bridge is probably old and need to be maintain every year to ensure safety.. hopefully the government will investigate this incident...

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It's China... you gotta be safe.. there's no rules or regulations for stuff like this.  It's expected

 

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You know how safe made in China is...wish them all speedy recovery!

 

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Hope the tourists are alright and safe.

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