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Five killed in elevator accident

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-08-16 13:24

NANJING - Five people died after an elevator plunged to the ground at a construction site in East China's Jiangsu province on Friday, local authorities said.

The accident happened around 7 am in Hengshanqiao township, Wujin district of Changzhou city.

The five people in the elevator were injured and sent to a local hospital but died from serious injuries, the township government said.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

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