Fatal fires are quite common in China, due to poor safety standards and corruption among officials responsible for enforcing them.
Ten people died and nine were injured in a fire at a residential building in China’s northwest province of Xinjiang, the official agency reported on Friday. New China. The fire broke out around 7:50 p.m. Thursday evening, according to the agency.
“Ten people have died, despite emergency care,” the outlet said.
Nine people injured
“The injuries of nine other people are not life-threatening,” he added, adding that an investigation into the origin of the fire had been opened.
Another fire took place this week: 38 people were killed and two others injured in a factory fire in Anyang, in the center of the country, with authorities accusing employees of mishandling.