Six dead in east China factory collapse

World Today

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Six people died in hospital after being rescued from the rubble of a factory building that collapsed on Saturday afternoon in east China’s Zhejiang Province, local government said.

Fifty-one people were working in the factory building of a shoemaker in Wenling City when it collapsed at around 4 p.m. local time and narrowly escaped. Rescuers saved 40 in the ruin and sent them to hospital.

The rescue work is still underway with the cause of the accident under investigation.

Report by Xinhua.