Saturday, October 31, 2015

Rescue ends after building collapse kills 17 in central China

Search and rescue work ended early Saturday morning on a collapsed building in central China's Henan Province where 17 workers died, with several people responsible now in police custody, authorities said Saturday.

The two-storey house, which was built in the 1990s in Beiwudu Town, Wuyang County, suddenly collapsed at around 3:30 p.m. on Friday when construction workers were attempting to lift its foundation, according to the county publicity department.

Rescuers pulled out 40 workers from the debris as of 10:50 p.m. Friday. 

Seventeen died and 23 others were injured, with nine in a serious condition.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

  Xinhua -

1 comment:

  1. A two-storey building has collapsed in China's central Henan province killing 17 construction workers and injuring 23 others, state media has reported...

    Rescue workers searched overnight pulling bodies and survivors from the debris in Beiwudu in Wuyang county.

    Nine of the injured, being treated at a hospital in nearby Luohe city, are in a serious condition, officials said.

    Renovation work was being carried out on the foundations of the building when the accident happened, they said............


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