Death toll rises to 16 in S. China building site accident
( 2003-10-09 21:29) (Xinhua)
The death toll from a construction site accident in south China's Guangdong
Province rose to 16 on Thursday when the last of the missing workers were
Part of a supermarket under construction in Jiangmen city collapsed at about
10 a.m Tuesday, trapping 20 people. The local government sent a team of 1,000
rescuers to the site. By 8 a.m. Wednesday, 10 had been confirmed dead.
The remaining four workers are being treated for their injuries in hospital.
After the accident, the local government ordered a one-day suspension of work
on all construction projects in the city for safety checks.
The Guangdong Provincial Government has dispatched an investigation team to
the site to determine the cause of the accident.