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Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 9 people and injuring more than 30

  • Rescuers shine flashlights across the rubble of a factory building in Wenling city in eastern China's Zhejiang province Saturday, July 4, 2015. Officials say the shoe factory collapsed during a weekend shift. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

    Rescuers shine flashlights across the rubble of a factory building in Wenling city in eastern China's Zhejiang province Saturday, July 4, 2015. Officials say the shoe factory collapsed during a weekend shift. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescuers use a stretcher to evacuate a person from the rubble of a factory building in Wenling city in eastern China's Zhejiang province Saturday, July 4, 2015. Officials say the shoe factory collapsed Saturday afternoon during a weekend shift. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

    Rescuers use a stretcher to evacuate a person from the rubble of a factory building in Wenling city in eastern China's Zhejiang province Saturday, July 4, 2015. Officials say the shoe factory collapsed Saturday afternoon during a weekend shift. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescuers work amid the rubble of a factory building in Wenling city in eastern China's Zhejiang province Saturday, July 4, 2015. Officials say the shoe factory collapsed during a weekend shift. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

    Rescuers work amid the rubble of a factory building in Wenling city in eastern China's Zhejiang province Saturday, July 4, 2015. Officials say the shoe factory collapsed during a weekend shift. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

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

Nine people escaped the collapse Saturday afternoon in the Zhejiang province city of Wenling. 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.

The cause of the accident was still under investigation.