7 dead, 5 injured in construction accident

7 dead, 5 injured in construction accident
# 22 November 2013 02:20 (UTC +04:00)

The accident happened at around 7 p.m. Wednesday on the fifth story of a building under construction in Nanzhang County, in the city of Xiangyang, the government said.

Twelve of the 13 workers were buried under concrete and debris.

As of 12 p.m. Thursday, seven people were confirmed dead and five injured.

An investigation is underway.

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