Death toll from Shanghai building collapse jumps to seven | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Members of a rescue team carry out a survivor of a building collapse in Shanghai on May 16, 2019. – Five people were killed on May 16 when the roof of a Shanghai commercial building caved in upon construction workers who were renovating it, the city government said. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

Seven people were killed on Thursday when the roof of a Shanghai commercial building caved in upon construction workers who were renovating it, the city government said.

The accident occurred at around 11:30 am (0330 GMT) in a central Shanghai neighbourhood, and about 21 people had been pulled out of the debris and rushed to hospital, according to official Xinhua news agency.

A verified social media account run by China’s emergency ministry showed pictures of rescue personnel digging bloodied and dust-coated workers out from amid piles of rubble toppled concrete pillars and shattered wooden beams.

Authorities did not give details on the severity of the injuries suffered by…



Source: Guardian Newspaper