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House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

Sun Online Desk     19th November, 2017 10:03:54 printer

House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

 

The official Chinese news agency says a fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb has killed 19 people and injured eight others.

 

Xinhua News Agency says firefighters put out the fire at Xinjian Village in the district of Daxing by 9 p.m. local time on Saturday, three hours after it was reported.

 

Xinhua says the injured have been taken to a hospital for treatment.

 

Photos released by Xinhua showed firefighters outside a two-story concrete building with a red signboard advertising units with attached bathrooms, hot water, kitchens, heating and other basic amenities.

 

Such units are commonly rented out at low cost to migrant workers seeking labor-intensive jobs in the city.

 

Reached by phone, the local fire department and district government refused to comment.

 

Source: AP

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