China: at least ten dead in a fire in Xinjiang

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.

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