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Wall collapse kills 3 students in Sichuan

Updated: 2013-11-06 21:24
( Xinhua)

Wall collapse kills 3 students in Sichuan

A wall collapsed near a school in Luzhou, Southwest China's Sichuan province, killing three students and injuring six others, Nov 6, 2013. [Photo/]

CHENGDU - Three students were killed and six others injured Wednesday afternoon after a wall collapsed near a school in Southwest China's Sichuan province, local authorities said.

The wall of a residential house, which was being dismantled outside the primary and middle school in the township of Longche in Luzhou City, collapsed around 2:10 pm, according to sources with the press office of the city's Naxi District.

The injured students were immediately sent to a nearby hospital. Three died after rescue efforts failed.

The others are in stable and non-life-threatening condition, the sources said.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.

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