China house fire kills 22 in Jiangsu province

China house fire kills 22 in Jiangsu province

  • 16 July 2017
  • From the section China

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At least 22 people have died after a fire broke out in a two-storey house in eastern China, state media report.

Another three people were injured in the city of Changshu, north-west of Shanghai, Xinhua news agency says.

It says the fire – that started at about 04:30 local time (20:30 GMT Saturday) – has been put out.

It was not immediately known how many people lived in the building in Jiangsu province. An investigation into what caused the blaze is now under way.