A minimum of 17 folks died on Saturday when a restaurant in northern China collapsed, state media mentioned, with rescuers pulling dozens of survivors from the rubble and looking for others believed to be trapped.
The 2-storey constructing used for banquets got here down within the morning in Xiangfen county, in Shanxi province, in line with broadcaster CGTN.
Xinhua information company reported that “45 folks have been introduced out, of which 17 had been lifeless, seven critically injured and 21 barely injured.”
Rescuers in orange overalls and exhausting hats combed the crumbled destroy of the constructing, photographs on the CGTN web site confirmed, with an ornamental portray seen on one of many few partitions nonetheless intact.
Seven hundred folks had been concerned within the rescue operation, CGTN mentioned.
Whereas the reason for the catastrophe was not instantly clear, China is not any stranger to constructing collapses and lethal development accidents.
They’re sometimes blamed on the nation’s fast development resulting in corner-cutting by builders and the widespread flouting of security guidelines.
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