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Dec 21, 2014

05:06:49 GMT--Technological Disaster - Asia - China

EDIS Number: AC-20141221-46390-CHN

Date / time: 21/12/2014 05:04:14 [UTC]

Event: Technological Disaster

Area: Asia

Country: China

State/County: Province of Henan

Location: Xinyang

Number of Deads: 5 person(s)

Number of Injured: 9 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


Five people were confirmed dead and another nine were injured as of Saturday morning after a building under construction collapsed on Friday in central China's Henan Province, local authorities said. The collapse happened at around 4:35 p.m. at the construction site of a real estate project in Guangshan County, according to the county government. The injured are receiving treatment at local hospitals. The real estate developer has been detained by police. The cause of the accident is being investigated.

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