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Crane collapse kills 18 in China

BBC News BBC News 14/04/2016
Rescue workers at scene of collapsed crane in Dongguang City, Guangdong (13 April 2016): Winds of up to 100km/h (62mph) had been reported at the time of the collapse © AFP Winds of up to 100km/h (62mph) had been reported at the time of the collapse

At least 18 people have been killed by a crane which collapsed in high winds in China's Guangdong province.

Rescue workers at scene of collapsed crane in Dongguang City, Guangdong(13 April 2016): The local government has set up an investigation team to find out how the accident happened © AFP The local government has set up an investigation team to find out how the accident happened

An official in Dongguan City told the Xinhua state news agency that the crane had toppled onto a two storey building made of shipping containers.

Injured workers receive treatment in Dongguang City, Guangdong (13 April 2016): Four of the injured workers were reported to be in a serious but stable condition © AFP Four of the injured workers were reported to be in a serious but stable condition

Luo Bin said 139 construction workers had been inside the building at the time of the collapse, early on Wednesday morning.

Most escaped, but by Thursday another 18 workers were still in hospital.

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