At least eight people killed in China hotel collapse

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Authorities say at least eight people have died and nine remained missing in a hotel collapse in Suzhou city in eastern China.

The hotel building collapsed on Monday afternoon, the Suzhou government said.

Most people in the building at the time were hotel guests.

Rescuers prepare equipment as they search for survivors at a collapsed hotel in Suzhou in eastern China's Jiangsu Province. Source: AP
Rescuers prepare equipment as they search for survivors at a collapsed hotel in Suzhou, China. Source: AP

Rescuers used cranes, ladders, metal cutters and search dogs to look for survivors. Twenty-three people were believed to have been trapped. 

Video shows rescuers pulling people alive from the rubble. Ten people have been found in the rubble, with at least nine others still missing.

More than 600 people including earthquake rescue teams and 120 vehicles have been mobilised for the operation. Suzhou city is in Jiangsu province near Shanghai.

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