CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Two killed in Beijing subway construction site accident

07-15-2010 09:36 BJT

BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers retrieved the bodies of two workers buried in the debris after part of a subway station under construction collapsed in Beijing Wednesday.

Eight workers were slightly injured in the accident and have been taken to hospital.

The steel supporting structure and part of the tunnel of Shunyi Station of the M15 subway line collapsed at about 4:30 p.m., burying two workers and showering eight othes with steel, and rocks and dirt, Li Li, a publicity officer of Shunyi District government told Xinhua..

Rescuers are trying to reinforce the tunnel to prevent futher collapse.

Beijing authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

Line M15 will take a west-east orientation and run about 45 km, of which 32 km will be below ground.

There will be 21 stops along the route, which will run between Xiyuan in Haidian District and east of the Chaobai River in Shunyi.

Related stories

Editor:Jin Lin |Source:

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program