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9 dead, 4 injured in NE China construction site cave-in

(Xinhua)

11:11, October 09, 2011


Rescuers are seen at a construction site where a cave-in occurred in Lushun, a district of Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Oct. 8, 2011. The cave-in took place at about 1:59 p.m., when several workers were constructing an underground parking lot here.By far, at least nine people have been confirmed dead in the accident. (Xinhua/Cai Yongjun)

DALIAN, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Nine were killed and four injured in a cave-in accident at a construction site in northeast Liaoning province on Saturday, local authorities said.

The accident occurred at 1:50 p.m. when the concrete ceiling of an underground garage collapsed, crashing down upon 13 workers at a construction site in the port city of Dalian, said a spokesman with the city government.

The injured were rushed to hospital, and their injuries are not life-threatening, said the spokesman.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

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