14 Apr 2016

Windblown crane kills 18 in China

4:44 pm on 14 April 2016

At least 18 people have been killed by a crane that collapsed in high winds in China's Guangdong province.

An official in Dongguan City said the crane toppled onto a two-storey building made of shipping containers.

There had been 139 construction workers inside the building at the time of the collapse, early in the morning, an official told the Xinhua state news agency.

Most had escaped but by Thursday another 18 workers were still in hospital.