17 Killed in Building Collapse in Central China

October 31, 2015 6:53 AM

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BEIJING — A two-story building collapsed into rubble while workers were trying to prop up the second floor during renovations in central China, killing 17 construction workers and injuring 23, officials and reports said Saturday.

The collapse happened Friday afternoon in the Wuyang County town of Beiwudu in Henan province while work was being done to shore up the building, the county government said on its website. Forty people were pulled from the debris by early Saturday morning, including 17 killed and 23 injured — nine o...

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