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6 killed in NE China building collapse

(Xinhua) Updated: 2012-10-16 06:30

JIXIAN, Heilongjiang - Six people have been confirmed dead and two injured after an office building collapsed Monday in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, rescuers said.

The accident happened at about 7:50 am when the eastern wing of a four-story office building undergoing renovation suddenly fell apart, buring at least eight people. The seven-year-old building is owned by Jixian County Water Company in the city of Shuangyashan.

The two wounded people are receiving treatment at a local hospital and their injuries are not life-threatening.

The rescue and search work has basically come to an end and the cause of the accident is under probe.

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