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Six dead in China building collapse

At least six people died and 15 were injured when a building under construction collapsed in southwest China Monday, officials said.

world Updated: Mar 31, 2011 21:54 IST

At least six people died and 15 were injured when a building under construction collapsed in southwest China Monday, officials said.

The four-storey building collapsed in Yangguan village near the provincial capital of Guiyang in Guizhou province, Xinhua reported.

The building was to house a factory for plastic products. Initial investigations showed that the construction was unauthorised.

The construction had been twice ordered to be halted but the orders were ignored, an official said.

The owner and the contractor have been taken into police custody.