BEIJING: Eleven people died after a shoe factory collapsed in eastern China, state media reported Sunday, with more than 40 escaping on their own or being rescued. More than 50 workers were in the building in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province when it came down on Saturday afternoon, state-run China Central Television and the official Xinhua news agency reported. Thirty-three suffered injuries, four of them serious, the report said. Nine others escaped and three were unaccounted for. Xinhua said earlier the cause of the collapse was being investigated.