Ten deaths have been reported as quarantine hotel collapses in China

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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