CHINA 7 dead following factory wall collapse in Shanghai

CHINA

7 dead following factory wall collapse in Shanghai

Xinhua

13:19, May 16, 2019

SHANGHAI, May 16 (Xinhua) -Seven workers, who were wounded after a factory wall accidentally collapsed in Shanghai Thursday, have died in hospital, authorities said.

As of 6:10 pm Thursday, 21 people had been pulled out of the debris and rushed to hospital. Of them, seven died after ineffective treatment.

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A car is extricated from the factory. (Photos: China Daily)

Two were known to be still trapped in the ruins.

The wall fell at 11:20 am Thursday on Zhaohua Road in Shanghai's Changning District, trapping an unspecified number of people at the site, according to the municipal bureau of emergency management.

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Rescuers carried an injured people to an ambulance around 1:53 pm.

The accident occurred when the factory building was being demolished.

The accident is under investigation as rescue efforts continue.

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A snapshot from the live stream of Kankanews.com shows that rescue efforts are underway.

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