Beijing tunnel collapse kills at least five, cover-up charged

04/2/2007 | (South Africa)

At least five construction workers were killed in China last week in the still-unexplained collapse of a subway tunnel being built in preparation for the Beijing Olympics. Five bodies were recovered from the scene on Monday and at least one more was being sought. Beijing authorities say the state-run construction company on the project tried to cover up the accident, waiting at least eight hours to report the collapse.

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