Eleven pulled alive from rubble in China building collapse


Firefighters work at the site where a building collapsed, in Shanghai, China May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song


SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Rescue services pulled out 11 people alive from a collapsed building in China’s financial hub of Shanghai on Thursday, and about same number are believed to be still trapped in the rubble.

The building in Shanghai’s Changning district was being renovated when it collapsed late in the morning, trapping some 20 people inside, the fire service said in a statement.

More than 150 rescuers are on the scene and had pulled out 11 survivors by early afternoon, the fire service said. It did not say how the building collapsed.

Writing by Ben Blanchard; editing by Darren Schuettler