The number of people killed when a restaurant in northern China collapsed has climbed to 29, state media said this Sunday morning, adding that efforts are on to find survivours brought to a close.

The two-storey building in Xiangfen county Shanxi province, came down on Saturday morning during an 80th birthday party, according to official news agency Xinhua.

A total of 57 people have been pulled from the debris of the Juxian restaurant, with dozens injured.

Seven people are seriously hurt, although Xinhua said the injuries were “not life-threatening”.

State broadcaster CGTN said the rescue operation ended in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The cause of the collapse is unknown and the central government’s State Council said it would supervise an investigation by provincial authorities.

A hotel collapse in southern China’s Quanzhou city in March killed 29 people and injured another 42.


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