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Nine killed in collapsed building in Harbin

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-08-05 10:39
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Nine people have been trapped after a four-floor warehouse building collapsed in Harbin, Heilongjiang province Tuesday morning. [Photo provided to]

A total of nine people were found dead on Wednesday after a warehouse collapse in Harbin, capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, according to the local publicity department.

The nine people were trapped in the collapse that happened at 8:55 am Tuesday in a warehouse of a food company in the city's Daoli district.

Rescue work has been concluded after all the nine victims were found as of 4:50 am Wednesday. Over 350 search and rescue personnel were sent to the scene.

The owner, lessee, and lessor of the premises have been detained and an investigation is underway.

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