8 killed as hotel collapses in eastern China, five rescued from rubble

Rescue workers work next to a crane at the site where a hotel building collapsed in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China July 12. (Reuters)
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At least eight people have died and nine missing in a hotel collapse in Suzhou city in eastern China. The hotel building collapsed Monday afternoon, the Suzhou government said.

Rescuers used cranes, ladders, metal cutters and search dogs to look for survivors. Twenty-three people were trapped. Five have been rescued.

No cause for the disaster has yet been given.

The hotel opened in 2018 and had 54 guest rooms, according to its listing on a travel site.

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