Nine trapped in collapsed Shanghai buildingChina | 16 May 2019 3:42 pm
At least nine people are trapped in a building collapse in Shanghai. The city's rescue service said the building in the downtown Changning district was undergoing refurbishment to convert it into an auto showroom when it gave way around 11:30 a.m. today.
It said 24 emergency vehicles and more than 150 personnel responded. By early afternoon, 11 out of the 20 people buried in the collapse had been pulled from the rubble. Their conditions were not immediately known.
China has suffered a spate of industrial accidents in recent months.
A major fire in Shanghai in 2010 destroyed a 28-story apartment building that was under repair, killing at least 58 people. Authorities blamed sparks from a welder's torch.