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18 killed in China crane collapse

Thu 14 Apr 2016, 10:12:36
In southern China, a huge crane which collapsed in high winds killed 18 people at a construction site. State media said, another 18 were injured after the accident in Mayong township, part of the city of Dongguan in Guangdong province yesterday. 
The crane's gantry plunged onto a two-storey temporary building made



of shipping containers during a thunderstorm which brought winds of up to 100 km per hour. 
Xinhua news agency said, a total of 139 workers were in the building when the accident occurred. Four of the injured were described as in serious. The city government has set up a team to investigate the accident.

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