At least 8 dead after hotel collapses in eastern China

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  • At least eight people died after a hotel collapsed in eastern China.
  • Nine People are Still Missing in the Suzhou City Hotel Collapse.
  • The cause of the collapse is under investigation.

At least eight people have died and nine are still missing after a hotel collapsed in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, authorities said.

The hotel building collapsed on Monday afternoon, the Suzhou government said. Most of the people who were inside the hotel at the time of the collapse were guests, The Associated Press reported.

China hotel collapse kills at least 8

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Suzhou city workers searched overnight, using trained dogs to search for survivors, cranes, ladders and metal cutters, the city government said in posts on social media.

The photos showed orange-clad rescuers with helmets working in the ruins of the building, which had been reduced to beams and rubble. The cause of the collapse is under investigation.

Six people were rescued after the collapse

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At least 23 people were trapped when the hotel suffered the terrible collapse. Six people were rescued and eight were confirmed dead, leaving nine missing.

Authorities said 18 of those trapped were identified through search records, apparently hotel guests. The identities of the other five were unclear.

Earthquake rescue teams were mobilized

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The 54-room Siji Kaiyuan Hotel opened in 2018, according to Ctrip, a Chinese online booking app. More than 600 people, including earthquake rescue teams and 120 vehicles, were mobilized for the operationthe city government said.

Suzhou, a city in Jiangsu province near Shanghai, is a popular tourist destination known for its historic canals and traditional Chinese gardens.

There are 90 deaths in a building in Miami, they close a nearby property and send a message

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On the other hand, figures deaths after the collapse of the Champlain Towers South building have changed this Monday, following an interruption in the search bodies, and there are already 90, according to information provided by the mayoress from Miami-Dade County, Daniella Levine Cava, published the news portal Wfla.

It was then that the mayor launched a petition for all the disappeared and relatives of the victims: “Please pray for all those who have lost their loved ones and for those whose hearts are broken by this indescribable tragedy.”

They stopped rescue

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The weather conditions due to the passage of Storm Elsa, have complicated the tasks of the rescuers, for that reason it stopped for about an hour after a nearby lightning struck at 7 am on Saturday.

So far everything remains the same and it is expected that in the next few hours more corpses or even living people will be found, for which a call was made to all the people who are suffering for this reason.

Buildings will be repaired

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But the building collapse has set off alarms around Champlain Towers South, as the Miami-Dade County Courthouse will begin undergoing repairs immediately after an overhaul, prompted by the deadly collapse of a nearby condo building found that there are security concerns within the court, authorities said.

A joint statement by several leaders released late on Friday said an engineer’s report recommended that floors 16 and above be closed to court personnel. The leaders decided that all court employees would return to work from home. Filed Under: Hotel collapse in China.

Activities will be remote

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The courthouse, a historic building completed in 1928, is where most civil cases are heard and contains some administrative offices. Separate courts for criminal, juvenile and family cases are not affected

The statement said workers recently returned to the building after working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Judicial operations will revert to a remote format until security concerns are addressed. Individuals with upcoming court proceedings scheduled to take place in person will receive a new notice with instructions, the statement said. Filed Under: Hotel collapse in China.

Release

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In turn, the mayor of Miami-Dade, Daniella Levine Cava, the main judge of the Circuit Court Nushin Sayfie and the clerk of courts Harvey Ruvin published the statement.

Specific details on what repairs are needed were not disclosed. The courthouse was built in 1928 and added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1989, media reported. The building has 28 floors. Filed Under: Hotel collapse in China.

Analysis

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Miami-Dade County is in the early stages of building a new civil court, with plans to sell the historic building. Over the years it has been plagued by leaks, mold, and problems with its facade.

The building underwent an overhaul following the collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Saturday that 86 people were confirmed dead and 43 missing. Filed Under: Hotel collapse in China.

Recovery effort

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“Please pray for all those who have lost their loved ones and for those whose hearts are broken by this unspeakable tragedy,” the mayor reiterated, given the magnitude of the tragedy surrounding this accident.

The recovery effort had to continue despite the expected bad weather throughout the day. He added that recovery work was halted for about an hour after nearby lightning struck at 7 a.m. Saturday. So far no evidence of asbestos has been found at the site, he said. Filed Under: Hotel collapse in China.

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