At the least 5 individuals died on Saturday when a restaurant in northern China collapsed, state media stated, with rescuers pulling dozens of survivors from the rubble and trying to find 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 accordance with broadcaster CGTN.
“An estimated 37 individuals have been buried after the accident occurred. To date, 33 have been pulled out. Amongst them, 5 individuals have been confirmed lifeless, with one severely injured,” the report stated.
Pictures on the CGTN web site confirmed rescuers in orange overalls and arduous hats combing the crumbled destroy of the constructing, with an ornamental portray seen on one of many few partitions nonetheless intact.
CGTN stated 700 individuals have been concerned within the rescue operation.
Whereas the reason for the catastrophe was not instantly clear, China is not any stranger to constructing collapses and lethal building accidents.
They’re usually blamed on the nation’s fast development resulting in corner-cutting by builders and the widespread flouting of security guidelines.
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