Wed, June 23, 2010
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Building collapses in SW China, injuring 5

2010-06-23 13:29:53 GMT2010-06-23 21:29:53 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A motorbike is seen in the rubble of a collapsed building in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan province on June 23, 2010. Five were injured, including one in critical condition. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A rescue worker searches for possible victims in the rubble of a collapsed building in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan province on June 23, 2010.. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

Firefighters work at the scene of a collapsed building in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan province on June 23, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

Firefighters search for possible victims in the rubble of a collapsed building in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan province on June 23, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

Rubble of the collapsed building blocks the road in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan province on June 23, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

All of the injured were sent to the hospital, including one in critical condition, according to the police.

The building was attached to a restaurant, and half of its demolition had been completed before the collapse.

Rubble blocked the road and paralyzed traffic for about an hour and a half.

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