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9 killed, 90 injured in China building collapse

Though the cause of the collapse was being probed, locals said the age of the building and accumulated snow on the roof may be the reason.

Beijing | Published on:February 14, 2014 12:19 pm

At least nine people were killed and over 90 others injured when an auditorium collapsed during a wedding in east China’s Zhejiang Province, state-media reported on Friday.

The incident took place on Thursday evening in Yazhuang village of Panan County when the wedding ceremony was underway and most people did not have time to escape.

Even though the cause of the collapse was being probed, local residents said the age of the building and accumulated snow on the roof may have triggered the collapse.

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