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Two injured after floor collapses in Chinese shopping centre

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A woman and a construction worker were left trapped by rubble after the floor of a shopping centre in China collapsed in a dramatic incident captured on CCTV.

The footage shows a woman crossing the floor of a fashion store on the second level of a mall in the city of Zhenjiang in the Jiangsu province.

The floor suddenly collapses, swallowing the woman and two racks of clothing whole.

Local media reported that both the woman and a construction worker were trapped but freed by emergency crews. They were sent to a nearby hospital, however, are now in a stable condition.

A manager for the mall said they believe the collapse was caused by damage to a load-bearing wall, however, is still being investigated.

Earlier this month, twenty firefighters were called to an office building in Sydney after a sinkhole opened up underneath the block.

About 20 people were evacuated from the area as firefighters worked to stabilise the site.

NSW Premier Chris Minns said structural engineers will be assessing whether the sinkhole was related to the construction of the M6 tunnel.

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