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Crane collapse kills 18 in Dongguan, China

Collapsed crane in Dongguan City, Guangdong (13 April 2016) Image copyright AFP
Image caption The crane fell onto a building made of shipping containers

At least 18 people have been killed by a crane which collapsed in high winds in China's Guangdong province.

An official in Dongguan City told the Xinhua state news agency that the crane had toppled onto a two storey building made of shipping containers.

Luo Bin said 139 construction workers had been inside the building at the time of the collapse, early on Wednesday morning.

Most escaped, but by Thursday another 18 workers were still in hospital.

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Image caption Winds of up to 100km/h (62mph) had been reported at the time of the collapse
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Image caption The local government has set up an investigation team to find out how the accident happened
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Image caption Four of the injured workers were reported to be in a serious but stable condition

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