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Steel structure collapse kills six, injures two in south China

06-19-2011 13:58 BJT

NANNING, June 19-- Six people were confirmed dead, two others injured, and another still missing after a steel structure collapsed Saturday in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a local government official told a press conference Sunday.

The accident happened Saturday afternoon when 11 workers were dismantling a scrap generator of Heshan Electricity Generating Company in city of Heshan, according to Vice Mayor Wu Zhiqiu.

The steel structure of the generator's No. 4 unit collapsed during the process, killing three people on the scene and injuring another four with two more missing and the rest two unharmed.

Two of the injured died later in hospital, and the remaining two injured are in stable conditions.

At around 7:40 p.m. Saturday, rescuers retrieved one body at the accident site, which brought the death toll to six.

The rescue work is still under way.

Editor:Sun Luying |Source: Xinhua

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