Seven killed in China after falling crane crushes passing minibus

Children thought to be among the injured in the accident in Guangdong province, Chinese media reports

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 July, 2017, 2:17pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 July, 2017, 4:08pm

Seven people were killed and three injured after a crane toppled over near a construction site in southern China and smashed into a passing minibus, Chinese media reported.

Children are thought to be among the injured.

The incident happened at 6pm on Tuesday by a road under construction in Jieyang in Guangdong province, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Pictures showed part of the crane smashed into the top of the minibus.

A report on the News.qq.com website said two children were trapped in the back of the van.

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The reports did not make clear how many people were in the minibus at the time of the accident.

One witness told the news website he saw several children sent to hospital.

An internet user posted video footage showing the crane falling on top of the minibus as it was passing the construction site.