8 people dead, 9 missing in China building collapse
By IANS | Published: July 13, 2021 03:06 PM2021-07-13T15:06:05+5:302021-07-13T15:20:07+5:30
Beijing, July 13 Eight people were killed and nine others remain missing after an annex to a hotel ...
Beijing, July 13 Eight people were killed and nine others remain missing after an annex to a hotel collapsed in the city of Suzhou in China's Jiangsu province, authorities said on Tuesday.
The accident took place at 3.33 p.m. on Monday, during which 23 people were trapped, according to the rescue headquarters.
As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, 14 people have been traced, of whom one is unscathed, five are in stable condition while nine remain missing, reports Xinhua news agency.
Preliminary investigations found that the collapse was triggered by an unauthorised renovation, according to the government of Wujiang district, where the hotel is located.
Further investigation into the cause of the collapse is underway.
Disclaimer: This post has been auto-published from an agency feed without any modifications to the text and has not been reviewed by an editorOpen in app