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House fire kills 7 in south China

(Xinhua)    14:21, August 14, 2016

GUANGZHOU, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- A fire that broke out in a rented house in south China killed seven people on Sunday morning, authorities said.

Firefighters received a fire report at 4:51 a.m. in Dongguan's Dalang Township, Guangdong Province. The local fire control headquarters sent 90 firefighters in 18 fire engines, who saved 14 residents before the fire was extinguished by 5:25 a.m..

Seven people later died in hospital and another two are still in intensive care.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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