25 Killed As Fire Breaks Out In Chinese Coal Firm’s Office

At least 25 people were killed after a fire broke out at a coal company’s office building in China’s northern Shanxi province, news agency Reuters reported on Thursday, citing state media. The incident occurred at the four-story Yongju Coal Industry Joint Building in the country’s top coal-producing hub, Shanxi.

According to the initial CCTV footage of the state broadcaster, the fire claimed 11 lives and injured at least 51, and subsequently, the death toll was raised twice, Reuters reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

More details awaited…

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