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Residential building fire in western China kills at least 10


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At least ten people died and nine were injured in a fire in a residential building in the city of urumqicapital of the province of xinjiang (west), reports the state news agency Xinhua today.

The fire started at around 7:49 p.m. local time on Thursday (11:49 GMT) on the 15th floor and quickly spread to the 17th floor of the building, located in a housing complex in the city’s Tianshan district.

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At 10:35 p.m. local time (14:35 GMT) the firefighters and the rescue team had completed the rescue operations and extinguished the flames.

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After an investigation carried out in the house where the fire originated and the statements of several affected neighbors, it was preliminarily determined that the fire was caused by a short circuit in the power panel in the family’s bedroom.

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The nine injured, whose lives are not in danger, were transferred to hospitals.

Source: Elcomercio

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