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Twenty-nine died as restaurant collapses in north China's Shanxi province

Twenty-nine died as restaurant collapses in north China's Shanxi province

Taiyuan, Aug 30 (UNI) At least 29 people were killed and dozens others injured after a restaurant collapsed in north China's Shanxi province, local authorities said on Sunday.
The accident took place at around 0940 hours on Saturday when relatives and fellow villagers were attending a birthday party banquet for an 80-year-old person at Juxian Restaurant in Chenzhuang Village in Xiangfen County, according to the rescue team, Xinhua reported.
According to the report, the rescue work was completed at 0352 hours on Sunday.
A total of 57 people were pulled out of the debris of the collapsed two-story 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.
UNI XC GK 0748

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