|A construction site after a cave-in is seen in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Sept. 5, 2012. An unknown number of people were trapped following the accident. The city's fire brigade has sent three teams of rescuers with life detectors to search for survivors in the rubble. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
WUHAN, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- A furniture market that was being built in central China's Hubei Province collapsed Wednesday morning, trapping workers in the rubble, witnesses and local authorities said.
It is unknown how many workers are trapped.
The planned market for home furnishings and building materials in Qiaokou district of the provincial capital Wuhan toppled during construction at around 8 a.m., said a source with the city's fire brigade.
Xinhua reporters at the scene saw the cave-in happen in the underground structure, seemingly a garage, that covered about 300 square meters and was two-storey high.
At least two people were seen to be injured after they were pulled out of the rubble, said a witness surnamed Song.
Song, who lives near the construction site, said she felt the tremor when the construction caved in. "It lasted about 10 seconds," she said.
Several residents said they saw more trucks than usual carrying cement to the site Tuesday night, a sign that construction had been accelerated.
Rescuers were still searching for survivors in the rubble with life detectors.