Jul 24, 2023 01:27 PM

School Gym Roof Collapse Leaves 11 Dead in Northeast China

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What’s new: The collapse of a school gym’s roof has left 11 dead in Qiqihar, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, due to what an initial investigation determined was misconduct by a construction crew working on a nearby building, state media reported.

The incident on Sunday trapped 15 people in the rubble at No. 34 Middle School in the city’s Longsha district. As of Monday morning, all 15 had been pulled out of the debris, state broadcaster CCTV reported. Among them, five were found dead. Six others died after receiving medical treatment.

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