22 killed in China house fire

Pauline Gross
July 17, 2017

At least 22 people were killed in eastern China on Sunday in a house fire in the Jiangsu province.

Another three people were injured in the city of Changshu, north-west of Shanghai, according to Xinhua news agency.

Around 71 firefighters and 13 fire engines raced to battle the blaze, managing to extinguish the flames just over an hour later.

Police later arrested a man for allegedly setting the residential building ablaze. Police confirmed that a tenant surnamed Jiang is a suspect in the case, CCTV reported, quoting local authorities.

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The three people wounded face no life-threatening injuries.

A total of 24 disaster-relief teams have been set up to offer legal and mental support for the families and relatives of the victims.

Further investigation into the case is going on.

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