New Delhi: Around 70 people were trapped under debris on Saturday after a hotel building collapsed in China’s Quanzhou city in eastern Fujian Province. Reportedly, the hotel was being used as a quarantine facility for coronavirus outbreak. Also Read - 'Totally Personal Matter, Will Sleep if I Want to,' Says Mamata Banerjee on PM's 'Blackout' Call
An emergency team was immediately called to the location and at least 34 people have been rescued within a span of two hours after the 80-room hotel collapsed around 7:30 PM local time. However, many are still believed to be trapped. It is still being ascertained as to why the building collapsed. Also Read - IMF Chief Warns of Recession Worse Than 2008 Global Financial Crisis
Notably, as of Friday, the Fujian province has 296 positive cases of the deadly coronavirus, while nearly 10,816 people had been placed under medical observation with symptoms of the infection. Also Read - Godwoman Radhe Maa Contributes Rs 10 Lakh to PM-CARES Fund as India Fights Coronavirus More Aggressively
The global epidemic has registered over 100,000 positive cases across 90 countries and killed more than 3,400 people.