Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Taiwan freeway collapse kills seven

A section of a freeway being built in Taiwan has collapsed, killing seven workers

A section of a freeway being built in Taiwan has collapsed, killing seven workers.

Labour Council chief Wang Ju-hsiuan said several steel pillars supporting the freeway gave way and sent large concrete slabs hurtling 160 feet to the ground at the building site in Nantou county, in the centre of the country.

She said six Indonesian workers and one Taiwanese were killed during the accident , with three other Taiwanese also injured.

The freeway contractor is being investigated for possible negligence.

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