Eight killed in China hotel fire

November 22nd, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS  

Taiyuan (China), Nov 22 (Xinhua) Eight people were killed and 16 injured when a hotel in north China caught fire early Saturday, authorities said. Rescuers found seven bodies after the fire was put out. One of the 17 injured succumbed to his injuries in a hospital.

The fire broke out in the seven-floor Jintian hotel in Luliang city at 6 a.m. Firefighters fought the blaze for three hours.

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