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Apartment fire kills 13 in central Chinese city

25 June 2015, 09:14

Beijing — Chinese state media say 13 people have been killed after a fire broke out in a seven-story apartment building in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.

State broadcaster CCTV said Thursday that the fire erupted early morning in a hallway on the ground level and that most people died from smoke inhalation.

Also read: China arrests 13 over unrest

The TV says multiple people have been hospitalized with burning injuries.

It says the cause of the fire is under investigation.

- AP

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