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Tower crane at construction site in China's Xi'an falls to prefab houses

Xinhua)  16:07, August 01, 2013  

Photo taken on Aug. 1, 2013 shows the prefab houses damaged by the fallen tower crane at a construction site in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province. Due to sudden thundershower and strong wind, a tower crane at a construction site in Xi'an fell to the prefab houses where lived the construction workers, killing four people and hurting four others. (Xinhua/Hou Zhi)

High winds brought by a sudden thunderstorm resulted in the deaths of four people Thursday morning in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, local authorities said.

Around 1:30 a.m., a tower crane at a construction site in the Baqiao District of the city of Xi'an fell on a worker dormitory due to strong winds, the municipal government said.

Four people were killed and another four were injured.

The injured have been taken to a local hospital.

The high winds also knocked down several trees, as well as cut off power in some areas.

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(Editor:WangLili、Gao Yinan)


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