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Rescuers Rush to Scene of Building Collapse in China

by Yijun He /
Image: A three-floor building collapses in Shanghai
Cars are buried beneath rubble after a three-story building collapsed in Shanghai on April 11.FEATURECHINA / via EPA

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A 22-year-old woman and her child were rescued from the rubble of a three-story building that collapsed in Shanghai on Monday afternoon. According to local media, they were transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition.

According to the authorities, there were six families living on the third floor. The lower two floors were stores.

Officials suspect that the collapse was caused by "illegal construction" in one of the stores.

Image: Shanghai building collapses
Rescuers dig through the rubble at the site of collapsed building in Shanghai on Monday.AP
Image: A three-floor building collapses in Shanghai
A picture made available on 12 April 2016 shows rescuers working to remove debris after a three-floor residential building collapsed in Shanghai, China, 11 April 2016. According to media reports, a 22-year-old woman her child were rescued from the rubble and transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition, and there are still life signs within the rubble. The cause of the collapse unknown, however renovation work had been underway on the ground floor of the building.FEATURECHINA / via EPA
Image: Rescue workers search at the site after a three-storey residential building collapsed in Shanghai
Rescue workers search at the site on Monday night.Aly Song / Reuters

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