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4 buried in SW China scaffold collapse

(Xinhua)

17:46, February 11, 2012

GUIYANG, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Four people were buried when a scaffold toppled at a construction site in southwest China's Guizhou province Saturday, the local government said.

The accident happened around 10 a.m. in the city of Qingzhen, located about 22 km from the provincial capital of Guiyang, the Qingzhen municipal government said in a press release.

Rescuers are searching for signs of life in the debris and medical workers are standing by to provide first aid.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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