Gallery: Combing Through the Rubble of a Deadly Restaurant Collapse
Aug. 31, 2020
Rescue workers search the rubble of the Juxian restaurant’s banquet hall, which collapsed Saturday in a village in Linfen, North China’s Shanxi province. Photo: Wu Junjie/China News Service
Rescuers work at the site of the collapse. As of Sunday afternoon, 57 people had been pulled out of the rubble, 29 of whom were confirmed dead and seven seriously injured, according to the state broadcaster CCTV.
A rescuer takes a photo of the collapsed banquet hall. A team of major accident investigators was set up to determine the cause of the incident, the country’s emergency management agency said in a statement.
Rescuers comb through the rubble for survivors. Photo: Wei Liang/China News Service
Medical workers move an injured person after pulling him from the rubble. Photo: Wu Junjie/China News Service
The rescue efforts ended Sunday morning. Photo: Wu Junjie/China News Service