10 C
Ireland
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ten deaths have been reported as quarantine hotel collapses in China

At least ten people have died after the six-storey Xinjia Express hotel collapsed in China yesterday.

The hotel was used as a quarantine for people infected with the Covid-19 virus.

Approximately 70 people were trapped in the wreckage.

Of those 70 people, 48 individuals have been rescued.

The first floor of the building had been undergoing renovations to which construction workers notified the hotel’s owner of a deformed pillar according to the ministry.

The hotel’s owner was notified minutes before the incident.

It is being determined if it was the renovation or the building’s structure itself that lead to the collapse.

-Sam Fitzsimons

POPULAR

President Donald Trump raises $170 million for election defence fund

Donald Trump has raised nearly $170 million for his election defence fund

Ireland to sign up for fifth Covid-19 vaccine

Moderna's vaccine is to be discussed today at a Cabinet meeting

Non-essential retail, gyms, churches and hairdressers reopen today

As the Level 5 lockdown comes to an end, non-essential retail, churches, gyms and hairdressers have reopened
Ireland
overcast clouds
10 ° C
10 °
10 °
94 %
1.3kmh
99 %
Tue
10 °
Wed
9 °
Thu
4 °
Fri
4 °
Sat
5 °