10 killed, 9 injured in Xinjiang residential building fire

Ten people were killed and nine were injured in a fire at a
residential building Thursday night in Urumqi, capital of northwest
China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said,
Trend reports citing
Xinhua.

The fire broke out at around 7:49 p.m. at a high-rise
residential building in a community of Tianshan District in Urumqi.
It was put out at around 10:35 p.m.

Ten people died despite emergency treatment. The injuries
sustained by 9 others are not life-threatening.

Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.


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