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July 18, 2001 | Associated Press
A 600-ton crane at a Shanghai shipyard collapsed Tuesday, killing at least 36 people, the official New China News Agency reported. More bodies were buried beneath the collapsed crane at the Shanghai Hudong Shipyard, according to the report and an official at the yard. Workers were elevating the crane when it fell, bringing down a structure where 30 laborers were working. The cause of the accident was under investigation, said the Chinese official, who would not give her name.
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November 20, 1993 | Associated Press
More than 80 workers, mostly women, died and dozens more were severely burned Friday in a fire that swept through a plastic-toy factory in southern China. Many of the casualties were blamed on locked or sealed windows and doors that prevented workers from escaping, Hong Kong newspapers said today. The fire raced through the first two stories of the three-story Zhili Handicraft Factory in Kuiyong, near the southern Chinese boom town of Shenzhen.
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December 3, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
A huge gas explosion at a coal mine in northern China has killed 91 people, and the death toll could climb, an official said today. The blast created a shock wave that injured one person above ground, an official at the rescue center for the Dongcun mine at Guojiayao in Shanxi province said by telephone. Government spokesman Ni Yuan said rescue workers had recovered 91 bodies from the ruins of the coal mine since the explosion at midday Wednesday.
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