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At least 17 dead in the breakdown of a restaurant in northern China

At least 17 people have died and 28 were injured, seven seriously, when a restaurant in northern China’s Shanxi province collapsed, according to the official People’s Daily.

Another 21 injured are in mild condition and their lives are not in danger, according to the media, when the incident occurred at around 9:40 a.m. on Saturday in Xiangfen County.

Several hundred members of the rescue service are on site while the rescue work continues. The Emergency Management Department and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development have sent a working group on site to lead the rescue and clearance work.

At least 17 dead in the breakdown of a restaurant in northern China
At least 17 dead in the breakdown of a restaurant in northern China

The reasons for the incident are still unknown.

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