18 killed in wall collapse in China

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.

PTI| Updated: May 11, 2014, 12:12 PM IST

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.