5 killed, 1 injured following building collapse
FIVE people died and one was injured following the collapse of a building during demolition in Jiading District Friday afternoon, district government said today.
The building, which was recently home to a bank and is in the process of being demolished, unexpectedly collapsed at the crossroads of Cao'an Highway and Huajiang Road in Jiading District about 3:50pm.
Six people were pulled out of the rubble and five of them died despite rescues efforts.
The rescues work ended 12:30am this morning.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.