Death toll in restaurant collapse in China rises to 29
Beijing: Twenty-nine people were killed after a village restaurant collapsed Saturday in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said Sunday.
The accident happened at around 9.40 am 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.
The rescue work was completed in the early hours of 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, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. PTI