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Friday, February 6, 2015, 12:29

More than 17 killed in Guangdong fire

By Xinhua
More than 17 killed in Guangdong fire
More than 17 killed in Guangdong fire
More than 17 killed in Guangdong fire
(Photos from Sina Weibo by Southern Metropolis Daily)

GUANGZHOU - Nine people have been detained over a fire in south China's Guangdong Province that killed 17 people, local authorities said on Friday.

The fire broke out at about 1:51 pm Thursday in a warehouse on the fourth floor of a small wholesale market in Huidong County. The fire was controlled as of 7:35 pm, the county government said in a statement.

Fire fighters rescued five people out of the building. Four fire fighters were injured during the rescue operation, including one who remains in a serious condition.

Further investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

 
 
 
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