5 killed, 1 injured following building collapse

A partly demolished building in Shanghai's Jiading District prematurely collapsed this afternoon.
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Rescuers try to find possible victims in the rubble.

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.

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Rescuers try to find possible victims from the rubble.

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Rescuers pull out a survivor from the rubble.

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Paramedics carry a survivor onto the ambulance.

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