BEIJING • Twenty-nine people were killed and seven seriously injured when a restaurant collapsed in northern China’s Shanxi province, the country’s emergencies ministry media said yesterday.
The building collapsed at 9.40am on Saturday in Xiangfen county in the south-west of Shanxi, the Ministry of Emergency Management said in a statement.
The accident in the two-storey structure occurred as villagers and relatives gathered for a birthday party, and the rescue operation ended early yesterday, state media said.
Fifty-seven people were pulled from the debris, with 29 of them confirmed dead, while 21 had minor injuries.
The Shanxi provincial government has set up a high-level team to investigate the accident in the county, which is under the jurisdiction of the city of Linfen, the Emergency Management Ministry said.
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