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7 killed after group of homes in eastern China tumbled

7 killed after group of homes in eastern China tumbledNine people were buried in the collapse of a group of homes in eastern China on Thursday morning, Manila Metro news site reported citing Chinese state media.

Four homes tumbled in the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, just south of the commercial hub of Shanghai, the Xinhua News Agency said.

According to Associated Press, the Wencheng county government said on its official microblog that two people had been rescued from the rubble and confirmed the death of others seven.

Xinhua said crews were working carefully because the collapsed homes, each between four and five stories tall, were attached to buildings that had remained standing.

Huang Guoku, a traffic control official in Wenzhou's Baizhuangji township, confirmed the Xinhua report and said as many as 300 rescuers were on the scene.

No immediate cause was given for the collapse and Xinhua said there had been no reports of extreme weather in the area over recent days.
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