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China: subway under construction, collapse

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:20 pm
by Roderick Smith
Roderick.

Fatal subway collapse in Foshan in China’s southern Guangdong Province.
News Corp Australia Network Thurs.8.2.18.
AUTHORITIES in southern China say eight people have died and three are missing in a cave-in at a subway line construction site.
The municipal government in Foshan said the collapse occurred at 20.40 Wednesday, and that nine workers had been rescued and were in stable condition.
Foshan is in the industrial heartland of Guangdong province close to the financial hub of Hong Kong.
The site of the collapse was in a central area of the city beneath an eight-lane road.
An area the size of two basketball courts sunk to a depth of 6m.
Water had been entering the site from leaks in pipes, which workers attempted to plug but ultimately caused a burst that led to the collapse.
Officials work at the site of the road collapse in Foshan, southern China's Guangdong Province. Picture: AP.
The line under construction runs for 23 km through the city north of the provincial capital of Guangzhou, also known as Canton.
The rapid expansion of subway networks in Chinese cities has frequently led to cave-ins and other deadly accidents, and while China has made considerable progress in improving industrial safety, scores are still killed annually in factories, coal mines and transportation networks.
At least eight people died in the subway collapse. Picture: AP.
Foshan is in the industrial heartland of Guangdong province close to the financial hub of Hong Kong.
The site of the collapse was in a central area of the city beneath an eight-lane road.
Water had been entering the site from leaks in pipes, which workers attempted to plug but ultimately caused a burst that led to the collapse, CCTV said.
Officials work at the site of the road collapse in Foshan, southern China's Guangdong Province. Picture: AP.
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