China: 4 Residential Buildings Collapsed, 8 People Killed


China: 4 residential buildings collapsed, 8 people killed

Wenzhou, (Pakistan Point News – 10th October, 2016) : 8 people have been confirmed dead, 5 have been rescued, and some 20 are thought to be trapped under the rubble of 4 multi-story buildings that collapsed early Monday morning in the city of Wenzhou in China’s eastern Zhejiang province. The buildings collapsed at about 4:30 am local time (20:30 GMT) in the city’s industrial Lucheng district. There is no immediate information regarding the cause of the disaster so far. According to local media report, a massive rescue operation is underway with over 600 people involved. According to Xinhua, 5 people were pulled alive from the rubble. At least 17 ambulances have been called to the site to take the injured to local medical facilities.