5 killed, 3 injured in central China scaffold collapse

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WUHAN, Nov 23, 2017 (BSS/Xinhua) – Five people were killed and three others injured when a scaffold collapsed Wednesday afternoon in a construction site in central China’s Hubei Province, local authorities said Thursday.

The accident happened in Jianshi when workers were dismantling the old office building of the county’s branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), according to the county government.

As of 6:40 a.m. Thursday, rescuers found the trapped persons, three men and two women, who were confirmed dead, according to the local government.

Six people in connection with the accident were held in police custody. Further investigation is under way.

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