4 dead in C China crane collapse

Updated: 2013-05-21 17:10

(Xinhua)

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WUHAN - Four people were killed and another seriously injured in a crane collapse on Tuesday morning in Central China's Hubei province, local authorities said.

The accident occurred around 10:30 am at a construction site in the village of Shuangli, Yuanan county, sources with the county government said.

The roughly seven-story crane collapsed while being dismantled, killing three people on the spot and seriously injuring two others.

The injured were sent to a local hospital, and one died after rescue efforts failed.

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

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