Last updated: 7 july, 2010 - 12:48 GMT

Safety fears for a Chinese built hospital in Angola

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A hospital built by a Chinese construction firm four years ago in Angola has been closed on safety grounds after cracks appeared in the walls.

Luanda's General Hospital has now been evacuated and over 100 patients have been transferred to other clinics. An inquiry has been launched into the severity of the structural problems.

Chinese companies are behind much of Angola's post-war construction, thanks to billions of dollars of credit from the government in Beijing, granted in return for a guaranteed supply of oil.

BBC Network Africa's Louise Redvers sent this report from Luanda.

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