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6 killed in NE China building collapse

(Xinhua)

08:15, October 16, 2012

JIXIAN, Heilongjiang, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Six people have been confirmed dead and two injured after an office building collapsed Monday in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, rescuers said.

The accident happened at about 7:50 a.m. when the eastern wing of a four-story office building undergoing renovation suddenly fell apart, buring at least eight people. The seven-year-old building is owned by Jixian County Water Company in the city of Shuangyashan.

The two wounded people are receiving treatment at a local hospital and their injuries are not life-threatening.

The rescue and search work has basically come to an end and the cause of the accident is under probe.
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