One dead in Hong Kong scaffolding collapse

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Credit: CNN

A large scaffold on a tower block in Hong Kong has collapsed onto a busy street killing a female worker and trapping others.

The bamboo scaffold that surrounded the 30-storey residential tower block collapsed this morning (8 October) after a strong gust of wind from a tropical storm hit the city.

One female worker has reportedly died in the incident while two others are still missing. A number of motorists were also injured in the collapse after the huge scaffolding fell onto cars travelling along a busy road.

The fringes of tropical storm Lionrock has lashed Hong Kong prompting the city’s highest-level ‘black’ rainstorm alert and a No 3 strong wind signal.

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