Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 11 people

BEIJING: A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 30, officials said Sunday.

Three other people were missing in the collapse Saturday afternoon in the Zhejiang province city of Wenling, and nine people escaped.

Rescuers pulled 42 people from the rubble and sent them to a hospital, where nine of them died, the Wenling city government said on its microblog. They pulled two bodies from the wreckage on Sunday.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.