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18 killed in karaoke club fire


BEIJING: A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China, killing 18 people and injuring another five, as authorities arrested an arson suspect who had reportedly blocked the entrance with a motorcycle.

The fire started after midnight in a three-storey building in Yingde, a town within Qingyuan City in Guangdong province, and was put out shortly before 1am local time, according to the police.

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