Eight killed, three injured in building collapse in China

Eight people were killed when a four-story residential building collapsed in China.

Beijing: Eight people were killed and
three others injured when a four-story residential building
collapsed in China`s northwest Shaanxi Province, authorities
said on Sunday.

The three injured, including the under construction
building`s owner Cao Minchang, were sent to hospital for
treatment, said Mi Weixin, deputy secretary general of the
Xi`an municipal government.

Three hundred rescue workers were deployed to help
those caught in the rubble.

The construction of the residential building was
almost completed when it collapsed yesterday. Neighbouring
residents have been evacuated for safety concern.

Initial investigation showed that substandard
materials might be reason for the collapse, Xinhua news agency
quoted local officials as saying.