May 16, 2019 / 7:22 AM / 10 days ago

Five dead in building collapse in China's Shanghai

Firefighters carry a casualty on a stretcher at the site where a building collapsed, in Shanghai, China May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Five people were killed when a building undergoing renovation collapsed in China’s financial hub of Shanghai on Thursday, though 14 people were pulled from the rubble alive by rescuers.

The building in Shanghai’s Changning district collapsed late in the morning, trapping some 20 people inside, the city government said in a statement.

It did not say why the building collapsed.

Writing by Ben Blanchard; editing by Darren Schuettler

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