Nine killed in warehouse collapse in northeast China

XINHUA 發布於 08月05日03:44

Rescuers work at the site where a warehouse collapsed in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 4, 2020. (Photo by Zhang Tao/Xinhua)

HARBIN, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- 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 a.m. 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 a.m. 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.  ■