Fire in eastern China’s Jiangsu province claims 22 lives; probe underway

The fire broke out at 4:30 am Sunday morning (GMT 8:30 pm Saturday) in the house located in Yushan Town in Changshu city, Jiangsu province, of eastern China. The flames have been doused and a probe has been initiated to establish the cause of the fire.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2017 8:06 pm
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A fire in a two-storey residential building in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province claimed the lives of 22 people and rendered three injured, news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday. The fire broke out at 4:30 am in the morning (GMT 8:30 pm Saturday) in the house located in Yushan Town in Changshu city of China. The flames have been doused and a probe has been initiated to establish the cause of the fire.

The three injured are reported to be in stable condition. The police have arrested one Jiang in connection with the fire. The police did not reveal any other detail. Authorities have formed 24 disaster-relief teams to assist victims’ families legal matters as well as to offer them mental support.

More details are awaited.

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