CHINA Guangzhou fire kills five


Guangzhou fire kills five

18:24, May 14, 2023

Five people were killed in a fire which happened in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, in the early morning of Sunday.

According to a statement released by Guangzhou Fire and Rescue Brigade on Sunday, the tragedy took place in civilian housing in Baogangxi Road in the city's Haizhu district after a fire broke out at 2:48 am.

Firefighters and trucks, plus an ambulance, were immediately sent to the scene to help rescue the victims and control the fire after receiving reports from local residents. The fire was soon controlled, said the statement.

Fire fighters and rescue personnel searched for the five victims but medical staff on-the-scene confirmed that all had been killed.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, it said.

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