Monday, February 17, 2014

Wedding hall collapse leaves 10 dead in China

The roof of a wedding hall has collapsed during a banquet in eastern China, killing 10 people. More than 200 people attending the event were trapped under the wreckage.

The incident took place in a mountain village in Zhejiang Province on Thursday.

Local media report that more than 90 people were taken to hospital because of injury. Eleven of them are in critical condition.

The collapsed structure was old and made of brick. Its snow-covered roof fell less than 10 minutes after the wedding began.

Local police are trying to determine the cause of the collapse.