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Storm damages village archway in Hebei, killing 8 and injuring 1

By ZHANG YU in Shijiazhuang | | Updated: 2022-07-04 10:16
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Eight people were crushed to death when an archway's top structure fell down on them in Taitou village, Luquan district, Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, in the afternoon of Saturday, according to a statement by the district's government. The incident also injured another one, who is in a stable condition at a local hospital.

The top structure made of reinforced concrete and tiles fell down on nine people taking shelter under it from rain after a sudden storm came around 6:30 pm on Saturday, the statement said.

An investigation is underway about the incident's cause.

The district has started a thorough check on potential risks that may arise from sudden extreme weathers, the statement said.

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