House fire in U.S. state of Georgia leaves six dead, five injured


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  • Tuesday, 18 Jun 2024

NEW YORK, June 17 (Xinhua) -- A fire broke out at a house in the southeastern U.S. state of Georgia early Monday, leaving six people including three children dead and five others injured, according to media reports.

The deceased were aged from 6 to 74, and the five survivors were rushed to a hospital in Atlanta, the state capital, according to local authorities.

Some of the survivors had serious injuries, local authorities said.

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene in Coweta County, southwest of Atlanta, close to 5 o'clock in the morning, and there were 11 people inside the home when the fire broke out, according to the media reports.

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