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Beijing (AFP) Oct 10, 2012
Twelve Chinese construction workers were killed and 24 injured in a fire at their dormitory early Wednesday, state media reported.
The blaze broke out at a water-diversion project in Zhouzhi county in the northwestern province of Shaanxi, Xinhua news agency quoted a statement from local authorities as saying.
It said two of the injured had been discharged from hospital while the others were still undergoing treatment. The workers are employed by a tunnel engineering subsidiary of China Railway 18th Bureau Group.
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