Beijing: Twelve construction workers were killed and seven others injured when their makeshift house was damaged by a collapsed wall in China`s northern Shanxi province, officials said today.
The accident took place last evening at a construction site of a coal cleaning plant of Dacheng Liyuan Coalification Co., Ltd. In Pingshu Village, Shouyang County, local officials of Jinzhong City said.
An initial investigation indicated that the wall was toppled as a result of rainstorms, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Rescue work has ended by this morning.
A further investigation into the cause for the accident is under way.