Twenty nine people lose lives after restaurant collapses in China’s Shanxi
BEIJING (CHINA) – Twenty-nine people lost their lives and seven had serious injuries after a restaurant collapsed in northern China’s Shanxi province, said the country’s emergencies ministry media on Sunday.
The Ministry of Emergency Management said in a statement that the building collapsed at 9.40 am (0140 GMT) on Saturday in Xiangfen county in the southwest of Shanxi.
Villagers and relatives had gathered for a birthday party in the two-storey structure when the accident happened, and the rescue operation ended early on Sunday, state media said.
Fifty-seven people were pulled from the debris.
The Shanxi provincial government has entrusted a high-level team to conduct an inquiry into the accident, the emergency management ministry said.
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