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China shoe factory collapse: 13 killed, over 30 injured

Officials say the shoe factory collapsed during a weekend shift. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

By: Associated Press | Beijing | Published: July 6, 2015 9:13:36 am
china factory, china factory collapse, china factory accident, china shoe factory collapse, china shoe factory accident, china news, asia news, world news, indian express Rescuers work amid the rubble of a factory building in Wenling city in eastern China’s Zhejiang province Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Chinatopix Via AP)

A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 30, state media reported.

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One other person remained missing following the collapse Saturday afternoon in the Zhejiang province city of Wenling, and nine people escaped.

Rescuers pulled 42 people from the rubble and sent them to a hospital, where nine of them died, the Wenling city government said on its microblog. They later pulled four bodies from the wreckage on Sunday.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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