China: Shoe factory collapse kills 9 in east China

5th Jul 2015
China: Shoe factory collapse kills 9 in east China

[Photographer: Mahmut Atanur/Anadolu Agency]

 

By Ekip

BEIJING (AA) : A shoe factory in China’s eastern Zhejiang province has collapsed, killing nine workers.

State news agency Xinhua cited the Wenling city government as saying Sunday that rescue teams had managed to remove 42 victims from the site as of 1.30 a.m. (1830GMT Saturday).

Nine later died in hospital.

Of the 51 people reportedly working in the factory when it collapsed at around 4 p.m. (0900GMT) Saturday, nine were able to escape.

An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

 

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