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  World   South Asia  16 Jul 2017  House fire in China’s Changshu city kills 22, leaves 3 wounded

House fire in China’s Changshu city kills 22, leaves 3 wounded

AP
Published : Jul 16, 2017, 1:05 pm IST
Updated : Jul 16, 2017, 1:05 pm IST

An earlier report by the official Xinhua News Agency said more than 20 people lived in the house, citing unnamed sources.

 The city of Changshu in Jiangsu province, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Shanghai, said in a brief social media post that the fire broke out around 4:30 am China time. (Photo: AFP/Representational)
  The city of Changshu in Jiangsu province, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Shanghai, said in a brief social media post that the fire broke out around 4:30 am China time. (Photo: AFP/Representational)

Beijing: A pre-dawn fire in a two-story house in eastern China on Sunday killed 22 people and injured three, authorities said.

The city of Changshu in Jiangsu province, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Shanghai, said in a brief social media post that the fire broke out around 4:30 am China time.

 

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It said authorities put out the fire and finished cleaning the scene.

The cause remains under investigation. It's not clear how many residents survived.

An earlier report by the official Xinhua News Agency said more than 20 people lived in the house, citing unnamed sources.

Phones at the city's publicity department rang unanswered.

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