Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bridge collapses in China

Here are the details:

A road bridge under construction across a river in southern China collapsed, killing 22 people and injuring 22, state media reported on Tuesday, but witnesses expected the death toll to rise substantially.

At least 39 people were missing after the 320-metre (1,000-foot) concrete arc bridge spanning the Tuo river in Fenghuang county, Hunan province, collapsed on Monday during the evening rush hour, Xinhua news agency said.

All I can say is that if it happened here, plenty of people would be wringing their hands and declaring it another example of us following the example of the fall of the Roman Empire. In China, they'll dust themselves off, make adjustments, and move on. Here in America, we have an, at times, unhealthy case of worry wort-ism.

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