Restaurant fire kills 11 in China

February 15th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by admin  

Hangzhou (China), Feb 15 (Xinhua) Eleven people were killed when a fire broke out in a restaurant in east China’s Zhejiang province early Friday, the local authorities said. The fire broke out at 1.50 a.m. Friday at the Chengshuai Restaurant in Yiting Town.

Fire fighters rescued 23 people. Fifteen of them were sent to hospitals, but 11 died despite doctors’ efforts to save them.

The inferno was put out in an hour. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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