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Construction accident kills three

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-02-08 11:17

NANCHANG - The death toll in a construction site scaffold collapse in Dexing City, East China's Jiangxi province, Wednesday night, has risen to three, as rescuers retrieved the bodies of two more people early Friday.

Rescuers are still searching for the last person trapped in the accident that happened at around 9 pm Wednesday.

There were 11 workers working at the construction site of a convention center at the time of the accident.

Rescuers have brought out eight of them, one of whom died after medical treatment failed. Among the three trapped workers, two were found dead early Friday morning.

An investigation into the accident is under way.

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