Building collapse kills 1, injures 7 in central China construction site

14:49, May 20, 2011      

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Photo taken on May 19, 2011, shows the scene of a building collapse in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. A six-storey building under construction collapsed at about 6:00 p.m. Thursday, leaving several people buried under rubbles. It is still unknown whether there were casualties. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

Rescuers digging through rubble at a construction site in central China have found one body since the collapse of a five-story building on the site. Seven others, mostly migrant workers, were injured, local officials said Friday.

The half-finished building collapsed at about 6 p.m. Thursday in suburban Wuhan, capital city of central Hubei Province, burying a dozen construction workers.

Rescuers, combing through the rubble by hand, said they have not detected any signs of life under the debris.

The injured are now hospitalized in the intensive care unit of a local hospital. Doctors said some of them are critically injured.

Authorities are probing the case.

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