Chinese authorities said 18 people were killed and another 18 were injured in an accident at a construction site in Dongguan city in the eastern Guandong province in April. The accident occurred after a crane fell on a shed that was sheltering the construction workers due to heavy winds, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.
Most of the workers were sleeping when the crane, and according to a report by BBC, the shed housed 139 workers at the time of the accident. Eighty-eight people managed to evacuate on their own. While 15 workers were released from the hospital after suffering minor injuries, 18 more stayed in the hospital for treatment. Four of them were in critical condition, while the city’s health department said that most of the injured suffered fractures and lacerations.