A highway in Guangdong has collapsed early Friday, bringing down four trucks in a dramatic accident that killed one person and injured four others.

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The Yuegan Expressway broken into two. Photo: Heyuan TV

The accident happened on a section of the Yuegan Expressway connecting Guangdong and Jiangxi province at 3:40am. Local broadcaster Heyuan TV said five people were trapped after four trucks carrying clay fell of the highway following the sudden collapse. One was declared dead at the scene when rescue workers arrived while the rest were hospitalised with bone fractures. The condition of the four people taken to hospital was not life-threatening, the broadcaster said. The section that collapsed was 75 metres long. Authorities are investigating the cause of the collapse.

Vivienne Zeng is a journalist from China with three years' experience covering Hong Kong and mainland affairs. She has an MA in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. Her work has been featured on outlets such as Al Jazeera+ and MSNBC.