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China construction lift collapse kills 12

A construction lift plummeted to the ground at a real estate development in eastern China, killing 12 workers, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.

world Updated: Oct 30, 2008 09:34 IST
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A construction lift plummeted to the ground at a real estate development in eastern China, killing 12 workers, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.

The accident, in coastal Fujian province, follows a string of lethal construction accidents in China this month.

Eleven workers were killed and 12 injured on Tuesday when the steel cable lifting a crane container snapped at a bridge construction site in southwest China.

A crane collapse at a power plant in Shanghai killed two earlier this month, and five children were killed when a crane fell on a rural kindergarten in eastern Shandong Province.

Industrial accidents kill thousands in China each year.