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Truck hits water main, causes flood in street

A heavy truck damaged a temporary water main on Xiangyang Road near Huaihai Road this morning, causing flooding in the area, but no one was hurt in the accident, police said.

The mishap happened around 10:30am when the speeding truck lost control, rode onto the sidewalk and crushed the 30cm-diameter water pipe on the ground. Water jetted into the sky and soon inundated the neighborhood with 10 centimeters deep of water.

Bicycles and mopeds parked on the sidewalk were all mowed down, said a traffic coordinator on the spot.

Police and workers from the water company rushed to the scene immediately and the water main was shut down at 10:45am. Traffic resumed at 11:50am after the truck was pulled away.


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