17 workers killed in building collapse in central China

Published: Saturday 31st October 2015 by The News Editor

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Seventeen workers were killed and 23 injured when a building central China collapsed during renovations.

The Wuyang County government in Henan province says on its website that the building collapsed on Friday afternoon while work was being done on its foundation.

It says 40 people were pulled from the debris by early this morning, including 17 killed and 23 injured – nine of them in serious condition.

The official Xinhua News Agency says the two-storey house was built in the 1990s.

The cause of the collapse is under investigation.

Published: Saturday 31st October 2015 by The News Editor

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