Death toll hits 17 as search for survivors ends at collapsed building

Wang Qingchu
Authorities formed a taskforce to investigate the cause of Suzhou hotel cave-in.
Wang Qingchu
Death toll hits 17 as search for survivors ends at collapsed building
Xinhua

Firefighters sift through the collapsed building in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, on July 13.

Seventeen people died, five were injured and one was unharmed as the search for survivors from a collapsed building in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, ended, local government said today.

All people trapped when the hotel in Wujiang District collapsed at 3:33pm on Monday have been found, the district government said.

Jiangsu provincial government has formed a taskforce to investigate the cause of the cave-in. The legal representative, operator, designer and builders of the hotel have been summoned to help the investigation.

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