World News

10 dead, 9 injured in apartment fire in China’s Xinjiang: report


The fire broke out Thursday evening in a high-rise building.

Beijing:

Ten people were killed and nine injured in a fire at a residential building in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, state media reported on Friday.

The fire broke out at a high-rise building on Thursday evening, the official Xinhua news agency said at around 7:50 p.m. (1150 GMT).

“Ten people died despite emergency treatment,” Xinhua reported.

“The injuries sustained by nine other people are not life-threatening,” he added, adding that an investigation into the fire had begun.

Deadly fires are common in China, due to weak safety standards and corrupt officials tasked with enforcing them.

This week, 38 people were killed and two injured in a fire at a factory in the central Chinese city of Anyang.

Authorities blamed “electric welding in which workers violated safety measures.”

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Featured Video of the Day

Gujarat judge will not be moved, lawyers had protested transfer

ndtv

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button