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Woman rescued 22 hours after building collapse


09:05, December 18, 2012

Rescuers carry out a woman trapped in a collapsed residential building in Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 17, 2012. A six-story residential building in Jiangdong district of Ningbo City collapsed around Sunday noon and two female residents were buried. One of them was pulled out of the debris Sunday afternoon but died later in a local hospital after rescue efforts failed. Another female resident got saved on Monday. The building was constructed in 1989, housing 18 families. An investigation into the accident is under way. (Xinhua)

NINGBO, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- A woman who was buried for more than 22 hours after a building collapsed in Ningbo City of east China's Zhejiang Province was rescued on Monday morning, local authorities said.

The woman, surnamed Dong, 24, was pulled out of the debris at about 10:40 a.m.. She was taken to hospital, according to a Jiangdong district government announcement.

Dong was found by rescuers at about 7 a.m. and received packages of glucose from doctors through the rubble.

The six-storey building collapsed on Sunday at noon in Jiangdong District after residents found cracks in the structure. They reported the situation to a local government organization.

A woman, aged 21, was pulled out of the debris around 4:50 p.m. but died later in a local hospital.

The building was constructed in 1989, housing 18 families.

A total of 256 households living in eight nearby buildings were evacuated and have been accommodated in seven hotels arranged by the local government.

An investigation into the accident is under way.

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