At least 15 killed &44 injured in fire in east China's Nanjing

24 February 2024
2024-02-24 18:29

At least 15 people have been killed and 44 injured in a fire at a residential building in eastern China's Nanjing, local authorities said on Saturday.

The fire broke out early Friday morning, officials said at a press conference, with a preliminary investigation suggesting the blaze started on the building's first floor, where electric bikes had been placed.

Twenty-five fire trucks were mobilized to fight the blaze, emergency services said. The 44 injured people were sent to hospital for treatment, adding one was in critical condition while another was seriously injured.

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