10 dead, 35 injured in a hotel fire in NE China

10:31, May 01, 2011      

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Ten people have been confirmed dead and 35 injured in a hotel fire in northeast China's Jilin Province early Sunday morning, local authorities said.

The fire broke out at about 3:30 a.m. at the NO. 1 store of Home Inns, the country's largest budget hotel operator, in Tonghua City of Jilin Province, the city's publicity department said.

The fire was put out about half an hour later.

The injured have been sent to hospital for emergency treatment.

Fire fighters were still combing the fire scene.

Source: Xinhua

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