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13 buried in Zhejiang construction site collapse

(Xinhua)

18:19, June 16, 2012

HANGZHOU, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Thirteen people were buried after a building under construction collapsed in east China's Zhejiang province on Saturday morning, according to an announcement by local authorities.

The accident happened at 10:24 a.m. at a construction site in the Jiaxing Port and Development Zone in the city of Jiaxing, said the local fire department.

Twelve of the 13 people have been saved from the debris and rushed to a local hospital.

As of 1 p.m., search and rescue work for the last victim was continuing.

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