Shenzhen | One dead, three injured after construction collapse

One worker died and three were injured after a construction at a sports center collapsed in the southern Chinese municipality of Shenzhen, local authorities said yesterday. The construction in the Shenzhen Sports Center that was being dismantled collapsed at about 11:40 a.m, trapping four workers, according to the government of Shenzhen’s Futian district. At about 12:30 p.m., two workers were rescued and sent to a hospital, but one died from injuries despite emergency treatment. At about 4:50 p.m., the two remaining trapped workers were rescued and rushed to a hospital. Investigations are underway.

Guangzhou | Literary Union founded to promote integration

The Greater Bay Area Literary Union has been established in Guangzhou, in a bid to promote literary integration and development in the area. Representatives from writers associations of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau signed an agreement, pledging to cooperate in supporting the creation of bay area themed works, literary exchanges, and talent training. The literary union will contribute to the integrated development of the greater bay area, as well as enhance its cultural soft power and core competitiveness, said Zhang Peizhong with the Guangdong Provincial Writers Association. As part of the first Greater Bay Area cultural and arts festival, a literature week was launched last Saturday.

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