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Falling glass damages cars parked near high-rise

DOZENS of cars were damaged yesterday after pieces of glass from a broken window fell from the 46th floor of the One Lujiazui office tower in Pudong New Area.

The falling glass shattered front and rear windows as well as sunroofs and dented cars about 1pm, according to a parking lot security guard.

No one was hurt. But witnesses said it's happened before and they were worried that next time someone would be seriously injured.

Employees of Union Trust Ltd, which is on the 46th floor, said a janitor found a broken window in an idle office room yesterday morning. The firm reported the case to the property management center, which sent people to repair it.

However, the window, which was about 3 meters by 1.5 meters, fell because of the strong wind and the glass fell onto the cars below, workers said.

Several office workers said this was not the first time glass had fallen from the building.

Li Haoqing, an office worker in the building, was stunned to find his car was damaged for the second time.

"My car was smashed in a similar accident last year," Li said.

China Pacific Insurance Co Ltd employees were on the scene speaking to the owners of the damaged vehicles and collecting evidence.

A CPIC worker surnamed Zong told Shanghai Daily that there was at least 30 damaged vehicles.


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