A total of 51 workers were in the building in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province when it came down on Saturday afternoon, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.
The report added that a total of 42 people were pulled out of the factory and taken to hospital, but did not give details on their conditions.
Xinhua said the cause of the collapse was being investigated. Photos circulating on Chinese social media showed a man being carried on a stretcher by what appeared to be police officers, while rescuers and other personnel stood on top of the rubble.
Building collapses and other industrial accidents are not uncommon in China, where many structures and facilities are old, safety procedures can be lax and rebuilding has not kept up with the country's remarkable economic growth.
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Shakti OM (KAILASH)
cheap labor and cheap materials
Made in China.
aj (mas) 12 hrs ago
Sivaraman Iyer (USA)
Building collapses and other industrial accidents are not uncommon in China, where many structures and facilities are old, safety procedures can be lax and rebuilding has not kept up with the country's remarkable economic growth. CHALTHA-HAI attitude pervades China also !
web presence (Pune)
What is wrong in China? Poor training in Engineering? Poor quality of cement? Poor workmanship? No industrial safety? Overcrowded factory? Earthquake? Earthquake warnings not understood? God's will. All the above? RIP.
Subhendu Panigrahi (Unknown)
Most of the mining related accidents happen in China.
Mohamed () 17 hrs ago
before British ruled us their buildings are still there though they ruled us their buildings are still there
Very sad and unfortunate. RIP!
very bad to hear this people should not corrupt and do their buildings properly