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Crane collapse kills 18 in China

Beijing: At least 18 people were killed and 23 others injured as crane collapsed on a construction site on Thursday.

According to media reports, an 80-tonne crane collapsed on a temporary structure during a thunderstorm in china.

According to rescue department spokesperson, total 139 workers were in the building when the accident happened, Times on India reported.

Eighty-eight of them managed to escape. Of the remaining trapped, 18 died and 18 were being treated at a hospital. Four of the injured were serious but in stable condition.

An investigation had been opened into the accident and 20 million yuan made available by the companies concerned for the recovery and clean-up.

The factory is owned by the Fourth Harbor Engineering Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Co Ltd.

Police detained 11 people following that accident on suspicion of failing to prevent the disaster.