9 die falling from 23rd-floor scaffold in S China

09:32, March 14, 2010      

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Nine people died and one was seriously injured after falling from a 23rd-floor scaffold on Saturday in south China's Guangdong Province.

The ten people were constructing a 34-story building on the scaffold when they fell at around 3:00 p.m. in Shenzhen City's Nanshan District, a spokesman with the municipal information office said.

The injured person, being treated in a local hospital, is in critical condition, he said.

The police were investigating the case, he added.

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