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Restaurant collapse in China's Shanxi kills 29

A woman is rescued from the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Quanzhou in China's eastern Fujian province A woman is rescued from the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Quanzhou in China's eastern Fujian province
Bennie Garza | 30 August, 2020, 20:42

At least 29 people were killed and 28 others injured when a village restaurant collapsed during the 80th birthday celebrations of a person in north China's Shanxi province, local authorities said Sunday.

An investigation had been launched into the cause of the collapse, reports said.

Xinhua news agency reported that "45 people have been brought out, of which 17 were dead, seven seriously injured and 21 slightly injured".

Rescuers search for victims in the aftermath of the collapse of a two-story restaurant in Xiangfen county in northern China's Shanxi province on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Hundreds of rescue workers using sniffer dogs, cranes and high-tech sensors searched the rubble, lifting slabs of concrete in the hope of freeing survivors.

The official China Daily newspaper said the building collapsed at 9:40 a.m. Saturday.

Some 20 people were killed in 2016 when a series of crudely-constructed multi-storey buildings packed with migrant workers collapsed in the eastern city of Wenzhou.

In March, a five-star hotel in China collapsed, sparking a desperate rescue attempt to save 30 people trapped inside.

One man was pulled out after being buried under the wreckage for some 69 hours.

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