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Death toll rises to 14 in central China hotel fire

Xinhua)  08:08, April 15, 2013  

Firefighters help a woman to escape from the accident site after a fire broke out in a hotel in the Fancheng District of Xiangyang City, central China's Hubei Province, April 14, 2013. Fourteen people have been confirmed dead and 50 others injured in the hotel fire that occurred on Sunday morning. (Xinhua)

WUHAN, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Fourteen people have been confirmed dead in a hotel fire that occurred Sunday in central China's Hubei Province, local authorities said.

The fire broke out at 6:38 a.m. in a hotel in the Fancheng District of the city of Xiangyang, the district government said.

The fire was extinguished at 8:50 a.m., according to local firefighters.

About 50 injured have been sent to local hospitals to receive treatment. Some are in serious condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, local police said.

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(Editor:GaoYinan、Chen Lidan)


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