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Eight die, five injured in Beijing bungalow fire

(Xinhua)    13:58, January 24, 2016

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BEIJING, Jan. 24 -- Eight people died and five others were injured after a fire broke out in a residential bungalow area in Beijing, according to the local fire squad.

The fire occurred at a bungalow in Sunhe Township in eastern Beijing's Chaoyang District in the early hours on Sunday.

Firefighters were alerted around 3:24 a.m. Sunday. The flames were put out about one hour later.

The bungalow is a private masonry-concrete strucure house built by local villagers.

The fire occurred as Beijing was hit by the coldest temperatures in years. Investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.

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