Chinese hospital demolished with patient still inside

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BEIJING: Workers partially demolished a Chinese hospital with several doctors and a patient still inside, media reported Saturday, burying bodies stored in its morgue under rubble and prompting an investigation. Around 20 people dressed in military fatigues on Thursday destroyed part of Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Huiji district, according to the public television channel CCTV. Images published by Chinese media apparently taken at the site show several rooms with collapsing ceilings, holes through brick walls, swinging lights as well as masses of loose cables and debris. The hospital’s morgue was “razed”, according to local newspaper Dahebao, and six of the bodies stored there covered in rubble, while medical equipment worth 4 million yuan ($600,000) was damaged. Three hospital employees were injured during a confrontation with the demolition workers, CCTV reported.

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