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10 die in building collapse
Latest Updated by 2003-10-09 08:52:52

Ten people have been confirmed dead after a construction site accident in Jiangmen City.

Five people are in hospital and another five are still missing, according to local government sources.

About 10 a.m. Tuesday (October 7th), part of a supermarket under construction collapsed, burying 20 people.

The local government sent a team of 500 rescuers to the site. By 8 a.m. Wednesday (October 8th), 15 people had been rescued and sent to hospital where 10 were confirmed dead.

The local government immediately ordered a halt to all construction projects for one day for safety checks. The cause of the accident is being investigated.

Editor: Catherine

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