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Building collapse leaves 3 dead, 5 injured in north China

(Xinhua)

09:23, October 19, 2012

TIANJIN, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed and five injured Thursday after a building under construction collapsed in north China's Tianjin Municipality, local authorities said.

A factory building at Tesida Food Machinery Technology Co., Ltd. in Wuqing district collapsed at about 1 p.m., crushing eight construction workers, the municipal publicity department said in a statement.

Three workers were confirmed dead and five injured by 5:30 p.m., it said.

The injured are currently being treated at hospital.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.
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