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11 dead, 51 hospitalised In China building fire: State media

09:54, Thursday, 16 November, 2023
11 dead, 51 hospitalised In China building fire: State media

Eleven people have died and 51 have been sent to hospital after a fire tore through a building in northern China's Shanxi province on Thursday, state media said.

The fire started at a four-floor building belonging to the Yongju coal company in Lishi District, Luliang City, Shanxi Province at around 6:50 am (2250 GMT on Wednesday), state media said, citing local authorities.

"Eleven people have been confirmed dead and the specific number of casualties is still being counted," state broadcaster CCTV said.
     "A total of 63 people have been evacuated so far, 51 of whom were sent to the Luliang First People's Hospital for treatment", it added.

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