26 hurt in Sichuan roof collapse

BEIJING: The roof of a one-story house at a rural resort in Longchang, Sichuan province, collapsed when its wooden beams broke on Wednesday at 6 pm, injuring 26 people, the Longchang municipal government said on Thursday morning. The house, at No 160 Youth Road in Longchang, had an area of about 90 square meters. All the 26 injured people were being treated at two hospitals in Longchang. Four had lacerations, 16 had bruises and six had broken bones, said Tang Li, vice-mayor of Longchang, on Thursday. When informed of the incident, the Neijiang and Longchang municipal governments dispatched personnel from public security, emergency management, fire control and health departments to the scene for rescue and further investigation. – Agencies