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15 dead in building fire in East China

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-02-24 07:51

NANJING - Fifteen people were killed after a building fire broke out Friday morning in Nanjing, capital city of East China's Jiangsu province, the municipal government said on Saturday morning.

At around 4:39 am on Friday, the local fire department received an alarm about the fire in a residential building in the Yuhuatai district.

Rescuers put out the flames at around 6 am, and the search and rescue operation at the scene ended at around 2 pm.

Forty-four injured people are receiving hospital treatment.

A preliminary investigation found that the fire erupted on the building's first floor, where electrical bicycles were placed.

Further investigation is underway.

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