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One injured in downtown billboard collapse

A 40-meter-long business billboard collapsed on the street in downtown Hongkou District this morning, causing one injury and damage to a car and the structures of five stores, Xinmin Evening News reported today.

The victim, preparing foods inside a dumpling store, was slightly injured as the parts of the ceiling collapsed and hit his lips and hands.

The accident took place at 7:10am on Linping Road in Hongkou District.

The billboard was connected to the exterior walls of several stores and five of them had damage.

The billboard also smashed into a parked sedan with no one inside.

The cause of the accident remained unclear.




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