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Tragedy Strikes China as Gym Roof Collapse Claims 10 Lives, Including Children
Published : Jul 24, 2023, 2:28 pm IST
Updated : Jul 24, 2023, 2:28 pm IST
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Gym Roof Collapse in China
Gym Roof Collapse in China

Tragic Gym Roof Collapse in China Claims Lives of Young Athletes & Prompts Safety Concerns

BEIJING: A devastating accident unfolded in the northeastern state of China when the roof of a gymnasium school collapsed, resulting in the painful loss of 11 lives, most of whom were innocent children. The victims were part of a middle school volleyball team, and their dreams were tragically cut short on that fateful day. The incident occurred at 3 p.m. local time (7 p.m. GMT) in the city of Qiqihar.

Nineteen individuals, including children, were present inside the gymnasium when the roof suddenly caved in, causing panic and chaos. Despite the efforts of rescue teams, 10 people, mostly children, succumbed to their injuries, leaving families and communities grief-stricken.

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The tragedy struck deep in the hearts of the nation, as eight lives were miraculously saved, but some have sustained serious injuries, adding to the sorrow of the incident. The injured victims were rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate medical attention and treatment.

According to reports, the young athletes were at the gym for physical training on a seemingly ordinary Sunday when disaster struck unexpectedly. The incident has left the community shaken and mourning the loss of promising young lives.The rescue operation at the site is underway as authorities strive to retrieve the injured and recover any potential survivors amidst the wreckage.

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