17 dead in Changchun restaurant fire in China


  • China
  • Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022

The blaze broke out at 12.40pm on Sept 28, 2022. - SCREENGRAB FROM WEIBO

BEIJING (AFP): A fire at a restaurant in northeastern China on Wednesday (Sept 28) killed 17 people and injured three, according to local authorities.

The blaze broke out at 12:40pm local time in an eatery in the city of Changchun, the local government said in a statement posted on the Weibo social media platform.

Firefighters "rushed to the scene" and completed search and rescue work by 3pm, the statement said.

"The injured have been sent to hospital for treatment while posthumous care for the victims is being carried out," it added.

Authorities said the cause of the incident is under investigation.

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