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13:10, June 27, 2009

One killed in toppled apartment building in Shanghai


Photo taken on June 27, 2009 shows the scene of a toppled building in Shanghai, China. A 13-storey building under construction in the "lotus riverside" neighborhood of Minhang district fell down entirely early Saturday morning. The accident killed one person. The cause of the accident is under investigation. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

The worker trapped in the toppled apartment building in Shanghai was pulled out dead, said rescuers on Saturday.

The man, surnamed Xiao, was 28 years old from the eastern Anhui province. He had gone into the building to fetch his tools before trying to jump out of the window when the accident happened, according to rescuers.


Fire fighters work at the scene of a toppled building in Shanghai, China, on June 27, 2009. A 13-storey building under construction in the "lotus riverside" neighborhood of Minhang district fell down entirely early Saturday morning. The accident killed one person. The cause of the accident is under investigation. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)

The accident happened at about 6 a.m. Saturday, when a 13-storey building in the "lotus riverside" neighborhood of Minhang district which was under construction, fell down entirely.

Cause of the accident is under investigation.


Photo taken on June 27, 2009 shows the scene of a toppled building in Shanghai, China. A 13-storey building under construction in the "lotus riverside" neighborhood of Minhang district fell down entirely early Saturday morning. The accident killed one person. The cause of the accident is under investigation. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)

Source: Xinhua

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