China restaurant fire kills 17 people
Beijing: Seventeen people were killed and three others injured due to a fire at a restaurant in Changchun, capital of China’s Jilin province, on Wednesday, authorities said.
The local fire brigade received reports of the incident that occurred in the Changchun high-tech industrial development zone at 12.40 p.m., reports Xinhua news agency.
As of 3 p.m., the on-site search and rescue work had ended.
The injured are being treated in a local hospital and the cause of the fire is being investigated.