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9 killed in China wedding tragedy

( Updated: 2014-02-14 09:28

9 killed in China wedding tragedy

A view of collapsed building during a wedding ceremony in Zhejiang province, Feb 13, 2014. [Photo/icpress]

HANGZHOU - At least nine people were killed and more than 90 injured on Thursday when a building collapsed during a wedding ceremony in east China's Zhejiang Province, local authorities said.

The collapse occurred at around 5:20 p.m. in Yazhuang village, Panan County. The injured, including more than 10 people who were in severe conditions, have been taken to hospital, according to the County government.

Local residents said that the age of the building and accumulated snow on the roof may have triggered the collapse.

The cause of the collapse is under investigation.

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