Road to Nowhere

Transport, Beijing, The Road

A Beijing businessman has posted photos of Yunnan Province's new highway, which help explain how a van managed to tumble off the road and plummet 1km down into the gorge below. Two people died in the crash, which is surprisingly few, considering the state of the road.

During construction, the local traffic bureau director called this highway "a road leading to richness". The construction project had been finished ahead of schedule, and its builders had won a 500,000 yuan award for efficiency .