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Two People Dies After A Building Collapsed In South-East China On Friday, Chinese State Media Report.

Two People Dies After A Building Collapsed In South-East China On Friday, Chinese State Media Report.

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Two People Dies After A Building Collapsed In South-East China On Friday, Chinese State Media Report.—

At least 14 others are thought to be trapped under the rubble of the six-storey structure in Changsha city, Hunan province.

Nine people have been rescued but 39 others are missing.

There are allegations that the building’s surveyors may have written a false safety report and eleven people have been arrested.

In a video posted on state media, emergency response expert Liang Buge said the two victims had been “pinned down by heavy objects” and there was “no way to move them”.

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Earlier in the day, state media reported that a woman had been rescued from the rubble.

Video footage on state media showed a person wrapped in a thick blanket being transported into an ambulance on a stretcher.

Weak safety and construction standards, along with corruption among local officials, have led to a number of building collapses in China.

Earlier this year, at least 16 people died after an explosion, triggered by a suspected gas leak, brought down a building in Chongquing.

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