Fire in Tianjin Tower, 10 Dead

2017-12-01 02:08:10

A fire in a residential high-rise in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin has claimed 10 lives, The Beijing News reported Friday.

The blaze broke out on the building’s 38th floor at around 4 a.m. Friday, and the fire brigade and district government rushed to the scene, according to a post on the Hexi District government’s Weibo microblog. The post at 8:52 a.m. said the fire had been extinguished.

As of 12:03 p.m. Friday, 10 people have died and five others are receiving treatment for minor injuries.

Investigation into the cause of the fire is underway, and one person has been taken into custody.

Contributions: Fan Liya; editor: Kevin Schoenmakers.

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