Beijing, 30 August 2020 (dpa/MIA) – 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.