Death toll rises to 10 at collapsed hotel in China used as quarantine site

As of 16:00 p.m. Beijing time on Sunday, authorities had retrieved 48 individuals from the site of the collapse, the ministry said.

Rescue workers move casualty on the site where a hotel being used for the coronavirus quarantine collapsed, as the country is hit by the novel coronavirus, in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou, Fujian province, China March 7, 2020 (photo credit: CNSPHOTO VIA REUTERS)
Rescue workers move casualty on the site where a hotel being used for the coronavirus quarantine collapsed, as the country is hit by the novel coronavirus, in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou, Fujian province, China March 7, 2020
(photo credit: CNSPHOTO VIA REUTERS)
SHANGHAI/BEIJING -Ten people have died in the collapse of a hotel in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Sunday, after state media said the place was being used to quarantine individuals under observation for the coronavirus.
The hotel began to collapse on Saturday evening. As of 16:00 p.m. Beijing time on Sunday, authorities had retrieved 48 individuals from the site of the collapse, the ministry said.
Authorities are still searching, the ministry added.
According to state media outlet Xinhua, the owner of the building, a man with surname Yang, has been summoned by police.
The building's first floor had been under renovation at the time of the collapse, the news agency said.


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