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Diggers search rubble on site of Shanghai building collapse

SHOTLIST: SHANGHAI, CHINA. 16 MAY 2019SOURCE: AFPTV - WS rescue workers at accident site- TRACKING SHOT rescue workers walking on rubble- TRACKING SHOT medical staff walking on rubble- TILT from cranes to rescue workers on rubble- MS rescue workers walking on rubble past buried car- WS rescue workers at accident site- MS rescue workers at accident site- WS rescue workers at accident site- MS rescue workers at accident site- MS rescue workers at accident site, buried car- WS diggers clearing rubble- MS digger clearing rubble- MS digger clearing rubble- MS digger clearing rubble- WS diggers clearing rubble- MS digger clearing rubble beside buried car- MS two rescue workers at accident site- WS rescue workers at accident site, digger clearing rubble- MS rescue workers at accident site, digger clearing rubble- MS digger, rescue workers next to accident site 800SHANGHAI, CHINA. 16 MAY 2019SOURCE: AFPTV WARNING: SHOTS OF BODIES (unclear if dead or alive)-WS rescue workers preparing to pull out body from rubble -MS rescue workers pulling out body from rubble of person believed to be a victim-MS line of rescue workers transporting body of person believed to be a victim-WS rescue workers gathered around same body of person believed to be a victim-MS rescue workers gathered around same body of person believed to be a victim-WS accident site -MS rescue workers pulling another body of person believed to be a victim-MS line of rescue workers transporting same person seen in previous shot, believed to be a victim-MS police and rescue workers near rubble -TRACKING SHOT body being stretchered away from scene, person believed to be a victim -WS rescue workers at accident site ///--------------------------------------------------- AFP TEXT STORY: Death toll from Shanghai building collapse jumps to seven / Shanghai (China) - 16 May 2019 14:17 - AFP - 5THLEAD - 1GI0XX Seven people were killed on Thursday when the roof of a Shanghai commercial building caved in upon construction workers who were renovating it, the city government said. The accident occurred at around 11:30 am (0330 GMT) in a central Shanghai neighbourhood, and about 21 people had been pulled out of the debris and rushed to hospital, according to official Xinhua news agency. A verified social media account run by China's emergency ministry showed pictures of rescue personnel digging bloodied and dust-coated workers out from amid piles of rubble, toppled concrete pillars and shattered wooden beams. Authorities did not give details on the severity of the injuries suffered by survivors. Police quickly sealed off the area with a huge security presence, preventing journalists from getting close. The building had previously been used as a dealership for Mercedes-Benz cars, the fire rescue bureau said. It was being redeveloped as a mixed-use arts and innovation site, according to Chinese media reports. A local resident told AFP she was taking a nap when her bed suddenly began shaking, as if an earthquake had struck. She then heard a loud bang. "I thought it was an explosion at first," said the woman, who declined to give her name or to comment further. Chinese media reports said the structure was around 3,000 square metres (32,000 square feet) in area. Aerial pictures on social media appeared to indicate that the roof of about half of the building collapsed. China has seen numerous building collapses in recent years, typically blamed on the country's rapid growth leading to corner-cutting on construction, and the flouting of safety rules. At least 20 people were killed in 2016 when a series of crudely-constructed multi-storey buildings that were packed with migrant workers collapsed in the eastern city of Wenzhou. bur-dma/qan/gle
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