Beijing: At least 18 people were killed and three others injured today after a rainstorm-triggered wall collapse in Qingdao city in east China`s Shandong Province, local officials said.
An earth-retaining wall collapsed and fell onto a makeshift house for staff at a processing site of a Shandong renewable resource company, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The wall collapsed due to waterlogging after a rainstorm.
Rescuers soon rushed to the site and conducted a search.
Three injured persons have been sent to receive medical treatment.
Investigation into the incident is underway.