Eighteen construction workers were killed when a steel frame fell onto and crushed the shed housing them in Dongguan, Guangdong, on Wednesday.
High winds of up to 62 mph during a thunder storm caused the crane's steel frame to fall around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, crushing the building where the workers were sleeping. There were 139 construction workers inside the building at the time and 88 were able to escape on their own. Over 200 firefighters helped others escape.
The site belongs to CCCC Fourth Harbour Engineering, a subsidiary of state firm China Communication Construction Company, which specializes in prefabricated buildings.