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Construction accident in NW China kills 8

By Ma Lie ( Updated: 2012-11-15 23:46

A collapse at a construction site in Shenmu county, Shaanxi province, killed eight people and injured 20 on Thursday morning.

Official sources from the county said the accident occurred at about 8 am and buried 28 workers who were working at the construction site. All the trapped workers were removed from the wreckage by firefighters and police by around 10 am.

One worker died at the site after being removed from the wreckage. The other 27 were taken to a local hospital. Seven died in hospital from serious injures later that day. The others were in stable conditions. The accident clean-up is ongoing and the cause of the incident is under investigation.

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