Elevator accident kills 17

Elevator accident kills 17
# 27 December 2008 10:08 (UTC +04:00)
Beijing – APA. At least 17 people were killed and one was injured when the elevator dropped at the construction site in the south-east of China. APA reports quoting Xinhua agency that the accident occurred at the construction site for a real estate project called "Shanghai City" in the provincial capital of Changsha.
Similar accident occurred in China on October 30. 12 died in the aftermath of the accident.
Experts note that despite the world financial crisis building boom continues in China. But as technical safety rules are not observed, thousands of people die in the country every year.
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