5 dead in building collapse in China's Shanghai

Reuters

Posted at May 16 2019 06:50 PM

Firefighters carry a casualty on a stretcher at the site where a building collapsed in Shanghai, China, May 16, 2019. Aly Song, Reuters

SHANGHAI - Five people were killed when a building undergoing renovation collapsed in China's financial hub of Shanghai on Thursday, though 14 people were pulled from the rubble alive by rescuers.

The building in Shanghai's Changning district collapsed late in the morning, trapping some 20 people inside, the city government said in a statement.

It did not say why the building collapsed.