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China: Dozens killed in restaurant collapse

Aug. 30, 2020, 11:12 a.m.

Beijing: At least 29 people were killed after a restaurant collapsed in China’s Shanxi province, authorities said on Sunday.

The accident happened on Saturday during a birthday party banquet for an 80-year-old person at the Juxian Restaurant in Chenzhuang village, Xinhua news agency reported.

The rescue work ended at 3.52 a.m. Sunday.

A total of 57 people were pulled out of the debris of the collapsed two-storey building.

Twenty-nine of them were confirmed dead, seven were severely injured and 21 others suffered minor injuries.

The conditions of the seven serious cases were not life-threatening.

An investigation team has been set up to probe the accident.


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