China coronavirus quarantine hotel collapse kills four

first_imgFootage circulating on Twitter-like Weibo showed rescue workers searching the ruins of the Xinjia hotel in the dark as they reassured a woman trapped under heavy debris and carried wounded victims to ambulances.Other footage published by local media, purportedly from security cameras across the street, showed the entire hotel collapsing in seconds.The building’s facade appeared to have crumbled into the ground, exposing the structure’s steel frame, and a crowd gathered as the evening wore on.State broadcaster CCTV had earlier reported 48 people had been rescued out of 67 initially trapped when the hotel — which opened two years ago — collapsed. The building’s first floor has been undergoing renovation since before the Lunar New Year, and construction workers called the hotel’s owner minutes before the collapse to report a deformed pillar, the official Xinhua news agency said.The building’s owner has been summoned by police, according to Xinhua.China is no stranger to building collapses and deadly construction accidents that are typically blamed on the country’s rapid growth leading to corner-cutting by builders and the widespread flouting of safety rules.At least 20 people died in 2016 when a series of crudely-constructed multi-storey buildings packed with migrant workers collapsed in the eastern city of Wenzhou.Another 10 were killed last year in Shanghai after the collapse of a commercial building during renovations.Topics : At least four people were killed following the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China, the Ministry of Emergency Management said Sunday.Rescuers have also retrieved 38 survivors from the rubble, with five in critical or serious condition, out of 71 initially trapped, the ministry said.The coastal city of Quanzhou has recorded 47 cases of the COVID-19 infection and the hotel had been repurposed to house people who had been in recent contact with confirmed patients, the People’s Daily state newspaper reported.last_img read more


No serious injuries reported in Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools bus crash

first_imgConnersville, In. — A school bus reportedly carrying a swimming team from Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools was involved in a crash near the Connersville High School Tuesday.Investigators say near the intersection of South Gray and Zigler Roads the bus went through a stop sign, hit a utility pole and flipped. Police are calling it an accident and expect the bus to be inspected today.The bus was carrying 36 students, a coach and a driver. Police say 16 students suffered minor injuries.The crash remains under investigation.last_img


Gayle fires Rangpur Riders with another half-century

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh, (CMC) – West Indies superstar Chris Gayle notched his second half-century in as many days to fire Rangpur Riders to a narrow three-run victory over Kieron Pollard’s Dhaka Dynamites but Dwayne Smith’s fifty proved in vain as Rajshahi Kings lost again in the Bangladesh Premier League here Tuesday.The left-handed Gayle, who only arrived last weekend, pummeled 51 from 28 balls in a Man-of-the-Match performance as Riders, sent in by the league leaders, were dismissed for 142 with a ball to spare at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.Gayle dominated a 36-run opening stand with New Zealander Brendon McCullum (6) and a further 35 for the second wicket with Mohammad Mithun (22), to keep the innings going.The Jamaican had belted five fours and four sixes when he perished trying to find another boundary, holing out to deep mid-wicket off off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain in the eighth over.West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine finished wicket-less from four overs which cost 29 runs and then suffered a one-ball ‘duck’ when he fell to the second ball of the Dynamites reply, edging pacer Mashrafe Mortaza behind with two runs on the board.His opening partner and fellow West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago teammate, Evin Lewis, struck three sixes in 28 off 25 balls, adding 44 for the third wicket with Jahurul Islam (29).Dynamites then lost wickets at key stages but entered the final over requiring 10 runs for victory, with Pollard at the crease.The Windies all-rounder was kept scoreless from the first two deliveries before depositing the third ball from pacer Thisasa Perera over the ropes at long on, leaving Dynamites with just four runs to get from three balls.However, Pollard was kept scoreless off the fourth ball and yorked by the fifth, and last man Abu Hider was bowled by a full toss off the last ball, to give Riders a nervy win.In the preceding game, the former Barbados and West Indies opener Smith top-scored with a superb 62 off 36 balls as Kings rallied to a competitive 166 for eight off 20 overs, after being sent in by Khulna Titans.The right-hander struck seven fours four sixes and helped rescue the innings in a 76-run, fourth wicket stand with Mushfiqur Rahim after Kings found themselves in disarray at 21 for three in the third over.Mushfiqur lashed 55 off 33 deliveries down the order but captain Darren Sammy managed just three.In reply, West Indies players Chadwick Walton (4) and Carlos Brathwaite (12) both failed but captain Mahmudullah hit 56 and Ariful Haque, an unbeaten 43, to see their side home with four balls to spare.Chrislast_img read more