39 Killed in Building Fire in China

At least 39 people died and nine others were injured in a building fire in east China’s Jiangxi province on Wednesday. Some others were suspected to be trapped inside.

According to the Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency, the fire broke out in a street shop in the city of Xinyu.

Following the mishap, Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered steps to curb repeated occurrences of safety accidents and to protect people’s lives and property and social stability.

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