18 killed in China hotel fire

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Harbin (China), Aug 25 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed in a hotel fire in Harbin, capital of China’s Heilongjiang province, on Saturday, officials said.

The deadly fire started at 4.36 a.m. at Beilong Hot Spring Leisure Hotel in Songbei district. It was put out at 7.50 a.m, Xinhua news agency reported.

During the search, firemen cleared the area twice, finding 18 bodies. At least 19 people were injured in the incident. Further investigation was underway.

–IANS

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