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10 die after factory wall collapse in Shanghai

Published: May 17, 2019 10:43:20 | Updated: May 18, 2019 12:21:23


Firefighters carry a casualty on a stretcher at the site where a building collapsed, in Shanghai, China on May 16, 2019 — Reuters photo

At least 10 people have died in hospital after a factory wall accidentally collapsed in China's financial hub of Shanghai on Thursday, local authorities said Friday morning.

As of 1:45am Friday (local time), 25 people who were trapped have been rescued, 10 of whom died after ineffective treatment, according to the municipal bureau of emergency management.

The wall fell at 11:20am Thursday on Zhaohua Road in Shanghai's Changning District, when the factory building was being demolished, reports Xinhua.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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