4 dead, 16 injured in China sewage tank collapse

Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-04 00:13:34|Editor: huaxia
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(SPOT NEWS)ZHEJIANG-HAINING-SEWAGE TANK-COLLAPSE (CN)

Photo taken on Dec. 3, 2019 shows the accident site at a printing and dyeing mill in Haining City, east China's Zhejiang Province. A sewage tank collapse has killed four and injured 16 Tuesday afternoon in east China, leaving an unknown number of people trapped, according to local authorities. The injured have been sent to the hospital for treatment. Search and rescue efforts are underway. (Xinhua)

HANGZHOU, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- A sewage tank collapse has killed four and injured 16 Tuesday afternoon in east China, leaving an unknown number of people trapped, according to local authorities.

The accident occurred at around 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at a printing and dyeing mill in Haining City, east China's Zhejiang Province, the local government and rescue team said.

The fall-in of the 15-meter-high tank, with a diameter of 3 meters, toppled stacking shelves in a five-story workshop building in the mill.

The injured have been sent to the hospital for treatment.

Search and rescue efforts are underway.

According to its website, the mill company was founded in 1983 and has some 500 employees.

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