Chinese officials are investigating the bulldozing of a hospital with patients and doctors still inside, in an incident that left bodies from the hospital morgue buried under a pile of rubble.
Thursday's incident in central Henan province has sparked outrage and confusion over how the razing could take place without notification of hospital personnel. Three hospital workers were reported injured in the incident.
A local newspaper also said six bodies from the morgue were buried in the wreckage and $600,000 worth of medical equipment was damaged.
Images published by Chinese reporters show hospital rooms with collapsed ceilings, shattered brick walls, and heaps of debris and cable scattered across the floors.
Local authorities told the French News Agency (AFP) that investigators are trying to find out how the accident happened, but are not expected to announced any findings until Monday.