About 70 people are under the rubble of the collapsed hotel building in Fujian Province in eastern China, Xinhua news agency reported.
Rescuers and the police are working to clean up the resulting debris, from which 23 people have already been recovered. The victims have already received first aid. The causes of the collapse are being clarified and an investigation is underway.
Videos of the aftermath of the hotel collapse have been shared on social media platforms.
🇨🇳 #Update Rescue of the collapsed #COVID19 medical observation hotel in #Quanzhou, China is undergoing. More trapped people to be found.— CCTV Asia Pacific (@CCTVAsiaPacific) March 7, 2020
🇨🇳 #更新 #泉州 坍塌的 #新冠肺炎 区级隔离酒店 #救援 仍在进行，更多被埋人员已被发现。 pic.twitter.com/pNHCCHtYhv
Around 70 people were trapped in a hotel building which collapsed in #Quanzhou, E. #China's #Fujian on Saturday evening. 23 have been rescued as of 21:00: report (@globaltimesnews) pic.twitter.com/NYCG6NDOxC— Atlantide (@Atlantide4world) March 7, 2020
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