53 killed in China building collapse


News Desk: At least 53 people have been killed after a multi-story building collapsed in the Chinese city of Changsha, state media reported.

The building collapsed last week, and CCTV reported the death toll on Friday after days of rescue work.

The eight-story building in Hunan province collapsed on April 29, rescuers were able to pull 10 people out of the rubble, Reuters reported, citing CCTV. One of them was rescued 5 days and 11 hours after the incident.

Local authorities are investigating the cause of the collapse. Several people have been arrested in the incident.

There have been many such building collapses in China before. Such incidents are believed to be due to poor infrastructure, security mismanagement, and corruption among local officials.


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