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13 story building in Shanghai collapses


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*Posted: Submitted by wtanaka (648) on Sun, 2009-06-28 06:50. | Subject: 13 story building in Shanghai collapses

SHANGHAI, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The worker trapped in the toppled apartment building in Shanghai was pulled out dead, said rescuers on Saturday.

The man, surnamed Xiao, was 28 years old from the eastern Anhui province. He had gone into the building to fetch his tools before trying to jump out of the window when the accident happened, according to rescuers.

The accident happened at about 6 a.m. Saturday, when a 13-storey building in the "lotus riverside" neighborhood of Minxing district which was under construction, fell down entirely.

Cause of the accident is under investigation.


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