24.02.2024, 10:36 51291

15 dead in building fire in east China

Fifteen people were killed after a building fire broke out Friday morning in Nanjing, capital city of east China's Jiangsu Province, the municipal government said on Saturday morning, Xinhua reports.

At around 4:39 a.m. on Friday, the local fire department received an alarm about the fire in a residential building in the Yuhuatai District.

Rescuers put out the flames at around 6 a.m., and the search and rescue operation at the scene ended at around 2 p.m.

Forty-four injured people are receiving hospital treatment.

A preliminary investigation found that the fire erupted on the building's first floor, where electrical bicycles were placed.

Further investigation is underway.
 

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