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Restaurant collapse in northern China kills 29

Twenty-nine people have been confirmed dead after a restaurant collapsed on Saturday in northern China, Chinese state media reported on Sunday.

Twenty-nine people have been confirmed dead after a restaurant collapsed on Saturday in northern China, Chinese state media reported on Sunday.

Seven people suffered serious injuries, while a further 21 were only slightly injured by the time relief operations concluded on Sunday morning.

The deadly accident occurred in Linfen, Shanxi province during a resident’s 80th birthday banquet on Saturday morning, according to broadcaster CNTV.

Relatives and villagers were trapped under the debris when the two-storey building in Chenzhuang village in Xiangfen county caved in on Saturday morning, witnesses said.

Over 800 rescue workers were mobilized to extricate the victims.

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