China Hotel Collapse: Eight people died in a hotel collapse in China. Nine people have also gone missing in this accident.
Rescue workers (AFP) engaged in rescue operations after hotel collapse
At least eight people were killed, while nine people have gone missing after a hotel collapse in Suzhou city, located in the east of China. The officials gave this information. The Suzhou administration said the hotel building collapsed on Monday afternoon. Rescuers are searching for survivors in the rubble. Five people have been taken out of it and it is being told that 23 people are still trapped here. Cranes, ladders, metal cutters and search dogs are being used to rescue people from the debris.
Siji Kaiyuan hotel collapsed on Monday afternoon. Officials initially said that one person had died in the incident, but were later told that eight people had died so far. So far, the real reason for the collapse of this hotel has not been revealed. According to its listing on travel site Ctrip, the Siji Kaiyuan Hotel was opened to the public in 2018 and has 54 rooms. Images from the scene showed rescue workers dressed in orange as standing on huge piles of rubble. These people are searching for people by removing the debris.
Corruption spread on a large scale and lack of construction standards is the reason for the accident
Suzhou has a population of 12 million and is located 100 kilometers west of Shanghai. The city of Suzhou is known for its canals and century-old gardens. This is the reason why the city is a popular destination. Building collapses or accidents are not uncommon in China. Often such incidents keep coming up due to construction standards or corruption. Last March, 29 people died in the collapse of a quarantine hotel in Quanzhou city of southern China. Officials later found that three floors were illegally added to the original four-storey structure of the building.
China’s skyscraper evacuated
In May, authorities evacuated the SEG Plaza in the southern city of Shenzhen, one of China’s tallest skyscrapers. Actually, it was shaken several times in several days. Last year, 17 people were killed when a building collapsed in China’s Shanxi province. There is a long list of such accidents in China. However, in recent times, the Chinese government has started paying attention to this.
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