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Chinese authorities arrest owner of collapsed hotel that killed six

Christian Fernsby |
Police in Fujian province eastern China arrested yesterday the owner of a hotel that housed suspected cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus in quarantine which collapsed killing six people.

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Topics: CHINESE    HOTEL   

The press indicated that the local Public Security department ordered the arrest of the subject, who was warned last night about cracks in the building's columns minutes before its total collapse.

The building, built in 2013 and opened as a hotel in 2018, was in the midst of internal modifications.

It is yet to be determined if these works or problems in the original structure caused the collapse.

Rescue teams are still searching for more survivors after 48 of the 71 people staying at the Xinjia hotel were rescue alive.

Local authorities deployed more than 800 rescuers with seven dogs to complete these operations as quickly as possible and save as many victims as possible.

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