At least 8 dead in China hotel collapse

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Part of a hotel has collapsed in the Chinese city of Suzhou killing at least eight people, with rescue workers were searching for nine people missing in the ruins.

The collapse of part of the Siji Kaiyuan Hotel in the coastal city happened about 3.30pm on Monday.

The Ministry of Emergency Management sent a team to help with the rescue work, media reported.

The cause of the collapse was under investigation, the Xinhua news agency reported.

It published photographs of rescue workers combing through rubble in the search for survivors.

The Siji Kaiyuan is a budget hotel that opened in 2018. The part that collapsed was three storeys tall while an online booking site said the hotel had 54 rooms.

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