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House fire kills 6 in S China

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-01-12 16:06

GUANGZHOU - A family of six were killed in a house fire early on Sunday morning in Guangzhou, capital city of South China's Guangdong province, local authorities said.

A couple and their four children were asleep at home on the first floor of a six-storey building in the city's Baiyun district.

The family died of smoke inhalation in the fire that was put out at 4:50 am after the local fire brigade received a report at 4:16 am

Investigation into the cause of the blaze is under way.

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