Collapse at Shanghai construction site kills 5

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03:13 PM January 2nd, 2013

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January 2nd, 2013 03:13 PM

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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