Collapse at Shanghai construction site kills 5


This photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, taken on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, shows the site where a construction accident occurred in Shanghai, east China. Chinese authorities said five workers were killed and 18 injured at the construction site for a parking lot being built to support a new metro line. AP PHOTO/XINHUA, LIU XIN

BEIJING—Chinese authorities say five workers were killed and 18 injured in Shanghai at a construction site for a parking lot being built to support a new metro line.

Shanghai’s Work Safety Administration said on its microblog that a concrete structure at the parking lot in the eastern district of Pudong collapsed about 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

Chinese state media say the cause of the collapse remains under investigation.

Safety at construction sites remains a challenge in China, where regulations are often ignored.

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  • Cho

    Cements produced in China are mixed with lime and dust. Mostly, roads and bridges are had cracked. This one is the instance and consequence of low quality product.

  • NoWorryBHappy

    So ? What do you expect ? China is Land of Knock Offs and Bootlegs.
    It’s ‘Made In China’, for Pete’s sake.
    They are getting a dose of their own medicine.

  • To_Be_Continued

    I hope this is a good omen that, not only shanghai but the whole china will collapse in 5 years…

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