10 killed, 9 injured after fire in residential building in NW China
Updated 11:47, 25-Nov-2022

Ten people were killed and nine others sustained injuries that were not life threatening after a residential building caught fire on Thursday night in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The fire broke out at around 7:49 p.m. on the 15th floor of a high-rise residential building in Urumqi's Tianshan District. It was put out at around 10:35 p.m.

Preliminary investigations suggested an electric socket extension in a bedroom caused the fire.

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