Authorities reported that a Hong Kong tower crane crashed at a construction site on Wednesday, killing two men and injuring at least six more.
According to authorities, one man passed away at the scene in eastern Kowloon, and another man passed away en route to the hospital.
According to authorities, six injured construction workers were taken to the hospital while a seventh man remained under the rubble and needed to be rescued.
Over a dozen emergency personnel from the city’s Urban Search and Rescue Team were gathered around the crumpled crane, which had fallen onto several cargo containers, when an AFP reporter arrived on the site.
According to the South China Morning Post, the crane dropped into a container just after 10 a.m. (0200 GMT), which subsequently overturned onto construction workers (SCMP).
The accident’s cause is still being looked into, according to the authorities.
Crane collapses are uncommon in the city, according to Hong Kong legislator Kwok Wai-keung, who represents the labor movement. He called the incident a “major blow” to the business.
Kwok requested officials to look into whether human error or a fault in the architecture caused the fall and to publish their findings as quickly as possible.
According to the SCMP, the accident location was a portion of a sizable building site for a project to build 19,000 affordable dwellings.