18 Dead in E China Raistorm-triggered Wall Collapse
   2014-05-11 13:03:51    Xinhua      Web Editor: Fei

18 people were killed and another three injured early this morning after a rainstorm-triggered wall collapse in Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province. [Photo: news.qq.com]

Eighteen people were killed and another three injured early Sunday morning after a rainstorm-triggered wall collapse in Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province, said local authorities.

At 5:48 a.m. Sunday, an earth-retaining wall collapsed and fell onto a makeshift house for staff at a processing site of a Shandong renewable resource company at Huangdao Island, said the press office with the Qingdao city government.

The wall collapsed due to waterlogging after a rainstorm.

Rescuers soon rushed to the site and conducted a search.

As of Sunday noon, rescue work had finished. Three injured people have been sent to receive medical treatment.

Investigation into the incident is under way.

More stories on China's recent extreme weather:

Two Dead in Central, South China Rainstorms

Heavy Rainstorms Hit S. China

Heavy Rain Leaves N.China City Waterlogged

Rare Snow Blankets N.China County in Early Summer 

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