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Six dead after overpass under construction collapses in SW China

2010-01-03 12:42:23 GMT2010-01-03 20:42:23 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

KUNMING, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Six people were killed Sunday after an overpass under construction collapsed in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local officials said.

The accident also left eight people seriously injured and 26 others with light injures. It happened at 2:20 p.m., when an overpass under construction collapsed in an uncompleted airport in Kunming, the provincial capital, said a spokesman with the municipal government.

With an investment of 23 billion yuan (3.37 billion U.S. dollars), the airport is designed to put through 38 million passengers every year, he said.

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