|Part of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic|
Location of the hotel in Fujian
|Date||7 March 2020|
|Time||19:15 (CST, UTC+8)|
|Location||1688 Nanhuan Road, Licheng District, Quanzhou, Fujian|
Xinjia Express Hotel (Chinese: 欣佳酒店; pinyin: Xīnjiā Jiǔdiàn), a hotel being used for COVID-19 quarantine in Licheng District, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China, collapsed on 7 March 2020.
At 19:15 on 7 March 2020, the Xinjia Hotel suddenly collapsed. A witness said that he had heard a big bang from the external tempered glass of the hotel. He then witnessed the whole building collapsing within a few seconds. An employee of the hotel stated construction work had been done to the structure's foundation.
About 70 people were trapped in the collapsed hotel. After the collapse, Fujian Fire Brigade sent 26 fire engines and 147 firefighters to rescue the victims. 32 victims had been rescued by 21:50 that day. At 22:14, Putian Fire Brigade arrived at the hotel. At least 47 victims had been rescued by 8 March 2020. On 12 March 2020, all the 71 victims, including 29 dead bodies, were rescued.
The police started an investigation concerning Mr. Yang, the proprietor of the hotel.
On 10 March 2020, Shang Yong, the vice-minister of the Ministry of Emergency Management of People's Republic of China, stated that this incident was relevant to the responsibility for safety in production, and he also stated that the incident would be investigated entirely and legal responsibilities would be pursued.