In China, a hotel collapsed and buried dozens of people. The building was reportedly used as a quarantine station for people infected with the Corona virus. Emergency services are currently looking for victims.
Pictures from the south-eastern Chinese city of Quanzhou show the collapsed hotel and emergency services looking for survivors and injuries in the rubble. So far, 23 people have reportedly been rescued.
#BREAKING: A hotel building collapsed in Quanzhou, SE China’s Fujian at around 7 pm Saturday, trapping an unknown number of people under it. So far 16 people have been rescued. Rescue work remains underway. pic.twitter.com/rK7tEagQvV
— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) March 7, 2020
The hotel building suddenly collapsed on Saturday evening.
#BREAKING: A five-storey hotel in Quanzhou in the Fujian province suddenly collapses on March 7 evening. Several Chinese media outlets say that the hotel is currently being used as a quarantine site for #COVIDー19. About a dozen have been rescued. Internet video. pic.twitter.com/dMIJivGXlI
— Ezra Cheung (@ezracheungtoto) March 7, 2020
According to local media, at least 70 people are trapped in the rubble.
— Ray Lau (@fiteray) March 7, 2020
According to current information, the building was used for medical observation of people who had previously had close contact with patients infected with the corona virus.
Breaking: The Xinjia Hotel in Quanzhou, southeastern China’s Fujian province collapsed on Saturday night. As of 9:30 p.m., 28 people have been pulled from the rubble and about 70 people are trapped, according to domestic media. pic.twitter.com/H8VoSKy224
— Sixth Tone (@SixthTone) March 7, 2020
Around 150 rescue workers and firefighters were dispatched to the scene to comb the ruins of the hotel and search for survivors.