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article imageMan killed in building collapse in Shanghai

By Wang Fangqing     Jun 28, 2009 in World
A 13-floor apartment building which is in the final stage of construction in Shanghai toppled over intact yesterday morning, killing a 28-year old worker.
The building, located in Minhang District, one of Shanghai's biggest areas for migrants from other places, belongs to "Lotus Riverside" residential community, which is developed by Shanghai Meidu Real Estate, whose license is reportedly outdated.
Over 132 households nearby have been evacuated. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
A nearby river bank raised public suspicions. Last week, the local TV reported the collapse of 83 meters of the bank, which could have been caused by the weight of the dumped earth and construction garbage near the bank.
Owners of other apartments of the community are worried about the quality of their buildings, some of them have asked for refunds on their properties. the developer to return their money for the properties.
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