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


Bucksport win with one run

first_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Bio Catcher Dakota Chipman of the GSA Eagles reaches to tag Josh Gray of the Bucksport Golden Bucks in Bucksport’s 1-0 win over the Eagles in Blue Hill. Gray was called safe on his headfirst slide, which came in the top of the seventh.Josh Gray singled, raced to third on an infield out and scored on a wild pitch to lift the Golden Bucks to a 1-0 win over the GSA Eagles on Wednesday, May 7, in Blue Hill.The game was a classic pitchers’ duel between righthanders Carter DeRedin of Bucksport and Kelsey Allen of GSA.DeRedin had the edge, allowing just two hits — a pair of singles by Garrison Looke — while striking out five batters and walking just one.Allen scattered six hits and pitched his way out of a couple of jams.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport left two runners aboard in the second inning and again in the sixth, but Allen and the Eagles held the Golden Bucks scoreless until the top of the seventh.With one out, the speedy Gray singled and then went all the way to third as GSA third baseman Looke fielded Asher Bowden’s grounder and threw him out at first.With Cyr at the plate, Allen threw a pitch in the dirt that rolled a few feet away from catcher Dakota Chipman.Chipman quickly retrieved the ball and made a diving attempt to get Gray on his headfirst slide at the plate, but the tag was too late.That proved to be the only run the Golden Bucks needed as DeRedin retired the Eagles in order in the bottom of the inning.Gray had a pair of singles for Bucksport.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Latest Posts GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017center_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]last_img read more


Sumner County Emergency Management issues following winter bulletin…

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down No one special · 346 weeks ago Let it snow,let it snow, let it snow! Report Reply 0 replies · active 346 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Sumner County Emergency Management recently released this statement from its office…  National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a WINTER STORM WATCH that includes Sumner County…in effect from late tonight through late Saturday night.A winter storm will affect the area late Friday night through Saturday night. A Wintry mix is expected to develop late Friday night into Saturday morning. The precipitation is expected to transition to all snow from northwest to southeast from Saturday afternoon into Saturday night. The snow may be moderate to heavy at times. Driving conditions may become hazardous.A winter storm system will begin to affect the forecast area late tonight through Saturday night…with accumulations of sleet, freezing rain and snow expected.Ice accumulations of up to two tenths of an inch is possible late tonight into Saturday…especially for areas southeast of the Kansas Turnpike.Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches will be possible across the Watch Area by late Saturday night…moderate to heavy snowfall is most likely to occur Saturday evening.Wind chills to around zero degrees will be possible across much of the area during the early morning hours this weekend into Monday and Tuesday.There is a slight chance of light snow or rain on Christmas Day in south central and southeast Kansas…no accumulations are expected at this time.last_img read more


Wildfire smoke advisory lifted for northeast B.C.

first_imgThe ministry says while there are still fires burning in the region, cool and damp weather conditions have resulted in a decrease in smoke production from the fires and there is no longer widespread smoke in the region.Forecasts indicate these conditions will continue through the rest of the week.The ministry and Northern Health both say they’ll be monitoring the smoke levels in the region and advisories will be issued if required. – Advertisement –last_img