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Crane collapses in Chinese city of Ghangzhou, killing 7 and injuring 2

Cranes operate at a residential construction development in Guangzhou, China, Nov. 23, 2013.
Cranes operate at a residential construction development in Guangzhou, China, Nov. 23, 2013. Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

BEIJING – Authorities say seven people have been killed and two more injured when a crane leaned and collapsed on a construction site in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

The crane collapsed late Saturday at the construction site for the southern headquarters of the state-owned China Communications Construction Co. Ltd., which builds infrastructure and provides urban development. The city’s Haizhu district says investigators are looking into how it happened.

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The company could not be reached for comment Sunday.

Work safety is a major concern in China where safety regulations are often ignored.

The district says the two injured are in stable condition.

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