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A 6-story building in China collapsed in the middle of a funeral, victims unknown

Lifeguard China races to rescue survivors from a six-story building in Trường Sa city, province Hunan collapsed on April 29.

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The scene of the collapse of a 6-story building in Trường Sa city, Hunan province, China on April 29

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The media China reports that a 6-story building stands in the capital, Trường Sa, in central China’s Hunan province fall on April 29th. The number of victims is still unknown.

According to AFP, inside the building are a restaurant, a guest house and a cinema.

Fire department Hunan said in a Weibo post that it was informed of the accident at 12:22 p.m. In the version Update At around 4 p.m. on April 29, the agency said a number of people had been rescued but did not say how many.

According to CGTN, by the morning of April 30, 5 people had been rescued from the rubble and taken to the hospital. The salvage work is still ongoing.

It is unclear how many people were in the building at the time of the accident. But the Chinese newspaper The metropolitan newspaper quoted the owner of a nearby restaurant as saying that a funeral was being held in the building at the time of the incident.

Trường Sa Municipality said the building is located near the north gate of Trường Sa Medical University and is a brick and concrete residential area with an area of ​​about 800 square meters.2. Videos released by local media showed the incident creating a large cloud of dust in the area.

State TV station video surveillance The Truong Sa Fire Department said the Truong Sa Fire Department dispatched 23 fire engines, 134 firefighters and rescuers, and 4 sniffer dogs to the scene.

Jimu News quoted a vendor near that area as saying the building was built more than 10 years ago.

It is not uncommon for buildings in China to collapse by themselves due to low safety standards and corruption.

In January, an explosion suspected of causing a gas leak caused a building in the city of Chongqing, killing more than a dozen people.

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