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3 killed, 14 injured as house collapses in east China

China Materials 17 February 2019 19:51 (UTC +04:00)
Three people were killed and another 14 injured after a house collapsed in east China's Fujian Province.
3 killed, 14 injured as house collapses in east China

Three people were killed and another 14 injured after a house collapsed in east China's Fujian Province, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

The accident happened at 5:50 a.m. Saturday in Cangshan District in the city of Fuzhou, the provincial capital, where a self-built house made of bricks and concrete fell, according to Fuzhou's public security bureau.

The accident trapped 17 people, three of whom died due to severe injuries. The rest did not sustain life-threatening injuries, and six have been discharged from the hospital.

The two house owners, both surnamed Zheng, have been detained and are being investigated on suspicion of harming public security.

The collapsed house was built in 2003. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

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