Blaze in Chinese market kills 17

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Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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A fire at a Chinese wholesale market has killed at least 17 people and injured nine others, including one firefighter who was seriously hurt.

The fire broke out yesterday afternoon on the fourth floor of the market in southern Guangdong province and was controlled that night, said the Communist Party’s propaganda department in Huidong County.

It said the cause of the fire was still under investigation, but state broadcaster CCTV said it started in a cinema on the fourth floor where decorative materials were flammable and toxic.

CCTV said authorities in the county detained nine people in connection with the blaze.

Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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