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Building fire in central China kills 7, injures 12

The fire broke out late Saturday night in Wuhan city in the building's electric cable well.

By: AP | Beijing |
July 12, 2015 10:48:16 am
china fire, china blaze, china building fire The fire broke out late Saturday night in Wuhan city in the building’s electric cable well.

A fire at a residential building in central China killed seven people and injured 12 others, a local government said Sunday.

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The fire broke out late Saturday night in Wuhan city in the building’s electric cable well, the Wuhan government’s information office said on its microblog.

The seven residents died after they inhaled a huge amount of smoke from the burning of the electric cables, the statement said.

It said the 12 injured were not in life-threatening condition. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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