– The death toll from the building collapse has risen to 53
An eight-story building collapsed on April 29 in the central Chinese city of Changsha. According to a recent report, 26 people have been affected.
The death toll from a building collapse in China last week has risen to 53, following the discovery of bodies, state-run CCTV reported Friday. The eight-storey building, which included a hotel, apartments and a theater, collapsed on April 29 in Changsha (center) for undecided reasons.
Authorities say 26 people have been killed so far. According to CCTV, the rescue operation is now complete. Hundreds of rescuers have rallied in recent days and are trying to find dozens of people who have not received any news from us. Ten people were rescued alive from the rubble.
Chinese media have recently aired images of rescue workers equipped with heavy machinery trying to get through the rubble of a collapsed building. Changsha officials say 11 people have been arrested, including the building owner and a team of security inspectors, in connection with the building collapse.
Such a disaster is frequent in China. Most subsequent investigations demonstrate non-compliance with construction standards.