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Two dead, six injured in Hong Kong crane collapse

Authorities in Hong Kong confirmed Wednesday the death of two men and at least six others injured after a Hong Kong tower crane collapsed at a construction site.

Authorities confirmed to newsmen that the accident took place shortly after 10 am (0200 GMT) when the crane fell onto a container, which then toppled onto construction workers.

According to police, one man was certified dead at the site in eastern Kowloon and the other man died on the way to the hospital.

The police also added that six injured construction workers were taken to hospital, while another man was still trapped under the debris and awaiting rescue.

Authorities say they are still investigating the cause of the accident.