UPDATE – China coronavirus quarantine hotel collapse: more than 2 dozen pulled from the rubble so far.

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Update 4 pm PST:

Xinjia Hotel in Quanzhou city collapsed around 7:30pm (11:30 GMT) on Saturday 

No reason for the collapse was given and rescue efforts are said to be ongoing

A hotel being used as a coronavirus quarantine centre in China has collapsed, with over 2 dozen pulled from the rubble so far.

The five-storey building in Fujian province was being used to house and observe people who had come into contact with Covid-19 patients when it collapsed at around 7:30pm local time.

At least 34 people have so far been rescued from the wreckage of the Xinjia Express Hotel in Quanzhou, according to local officials.

Nearly 150 firefighters are thought to be engaged in the rescue operation. Footage shared to social media shows emergency service workers clambering among the rubble and using powerful torches to search for survivors.

Read more at Independent.co.uk

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