Eleven people have died and 21 people still remain trapped under the debris as rescue crews continue to find survivors. Police are investigating the hotel’s 65-year-old owner.
The collapsed hotel, called Xinjia, is located in downtown Quanzhou, a city with a population of 8.5 million people in southeastern China’s Fujian Province.
It had 80 rooms and opened in June 2018. The hotel had been changed into a temporary observation space to quarantine suspected coronavirus patients before it fell to the ground on March 7 at 7:15 p.m.