Thursday, March 29, 2007

SIX TRAPPED AFTER BEIJING CAVE-IN !

Experts say it is unlikely the workers will be found alive. Six construction workers are feared to have died after a subway tunnel being built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics collapsed on top of them.
Rescuers are searching for the six, but experts have told Chinese media the chances of saving them are fading.
The tunnel, in the Haidian university district of north-west Beijing, caved in early on Wednesday.
The city has undertaken huge building projects for the Olympics, and there have been several accidents.
Floods and cave-ins
China's Xinhua news agency reported that the collapsed section covered an area of about 20 square metres (215 square feet) and was about 11m (36ft) deep.
Officials have begun an investigation into the cause of the collapse, Xinhua said.
The station where the cave-in happened will be part of a line crossing northern Beijing, with a stop at the Olympic Village.
The 25km (15-mile) line has experienced several floods and cave-ins in the past - with workers killed in a collapse last June.

BBC NEWS REPORT.

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