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China hospital demolished with people in the building

China hospital demolished with people in the building


A hospital in China was demolished, while in use and with people in the building.

The Number four Hospital in Zhengzhou in east-central China was bulldozed by several men in camouflage uniform on Thursday.

Hospital staff said the incident caused doctors to flee while some of them were attending to patients. Six bodies from the hospital morgue are reportedly still buried under the rubble.

The local Huiji district government said in a statement that the hospital’s x-ray room and morgue were on a land designated for a road expansion project, and that it had asked the hospital to dismantle the rooms themselves several times.

Hospital officials said three doctors and a patient were in the building at the time of demolition, and that some hospital workers were injured when they tried to stop the demolition.

The doctors say equipment worth over $ 600,000 was damaged.