By Mei Jingya, Sina English
A section of the No.107 National Road collapsed at around 8:00 Monday morning after an overnight torrential rain in Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan province. The cave-in caused a pit of 500 square meters under the Xiaoliu Bridge.
According to local media reports, a man was trapped after he accidentally fell into the 7-meter deep pit. He was already dead when rescuers pulled him out after a 5-hour operation.
A spate of road collapses, some fatal, in China has triggered "road fears" as well as concern over shoddy construction and poor supervision.
Road cave-ins have recurred since July, when rain season started spelling water logging for a large number of Chinese cities, also testing the urban infrastructure.