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Sewage plant collapse kills 3 in N. China city
Updated: 2005-12-17 17:19

Three people were confirmed dead with another three still missing in a collapse of a sewage disposal project on Wednesday night in this capital city of north China's Hebei Province, local government sources said on Saturday.

The remains of three workers have been retrieved at the construction site of the sewage disposal plant. There is little hope for the survival of other three workers who are still buried by cement.

The mishap took place at around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday at one of the two sewage tanks of Qiaodong Sewage Disposal Plant in Shijiazhuang City, burying 10 people working inside the tank. Only four workers have been rescued from the debris.

The rescue operation has been proved to be very difficult and it is hard to determine the exact location of the buried workers because of complicated situation inside the tank, said the sources.

Rescue work continues and the cause of the accident is under investigation.

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