Executive Desk: 10 people were killed when the concrete roof of a school gymnasium collapsed in the Chinese city of Qiqihar on Sunday. Many people have been injured. ANI has reported that some more people are likely to be buried under the debris.
According to preliminary information, during the construction of a neighboring building, unnecessary items were dumped on the roof of the gym. Meanwhile, the roof of the school gym may have collapsed due to rainwater. After this accident, the police have detained the builders. An investigation is underway in connection with the accident, and rescue operations are still underway.
Gym roof collapses in Chinese school, 10 dead
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China school Gym roof collapses: There were 19 people in the gym
19 people were present in the gym at Middle School 34 in Kikihar city before the accident. Meanwhile, the roof of the gym suddenly collapsed, leaving the people inside the gym under the rubble. At the time of the incident, four people survived the accident and 15 people were trapped. So far, 13 people have been pulled out from under the rubble, of which nine have died, while four are in critical condition and undergoing treatment.