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Restaurant collapse in China's Shanxi kills 29

Reuters/Beijing
Filed on August 30, 2020
China, Shanxi, Restaurant collapse

Fifty-seven people were pulled from the debris, with 29 confirmed dead, while 21 suffered minor injuries.

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 on Sunday.

The accident in the two-storey structure occurred as villagers and relatives gathered for a birthday party, and the rescue operation ended early on Sunday, state media said.

Fifty-seven people were pulled from the debris, with 29 confirmed dead, while 21 suffered 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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