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Factory collapses killing 7

Seven workers who were injured after a factory wall accidentally collapsed in Changning District yesterday have died in hospital, authorities have said.

As of 6:10pm last night 21 people had been pulled out of the debris and taken to hospital. Two people were still trapped in the building.

The wall fell at 11:20am yesterday on Zhaohua Road, trapping an unspecified number of people at the site, according to the municipal bureau of emergency management.

The accident occurred when the building was being demolished.

The accident is under investigation as rescue efforts continue.


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