FUZHOU, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Thirty-three people have been rescued after a hotel building collapsed in east China's Fujian Province Saturday evening, local authorities said.
The Xinjia Hotel in Licheng District of the city of Quanzhou collapsed at around 7:15 p.m. Saturday.
According to the preliminary report, about 70 people were trapped. As of 9:30 p.m., 33 people had been rescued.
Sources with the municipal authorities said the hotel has been used to quarantine and observe people who had come from other provinces during the novel coronavirus prevention and control.
A total of 147 rescue workers have been sent to the scene. Further rescue is under way.