14 dead in building fire in C China
Updated: 2011-01-19 06:38
Flames and smoke billow out of a building in Wuhan, Hubei province, Jan 18, 2011. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]
A firefighter works at the site of a fire in Wuhan, Hubei province, Jan 18, 2011.[Photo/Asiannewsphoto]
Four others who were injured in the fire were receiving treatment in hospital, said a spokesman with the Wuhan City Government.
The fire started at around 11 p.m. Monday on the ground floor of a four-storey building. It spread over 900 square meters of floor space before it was contained.
The ground floor was a food market and more than 20 people lived in the floors above, according to a witness surnamed Tao. Many of them managed to escape the blaze.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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