Beijing: Ten people were killed and nine injured in a fire in a residential building in northwest China’s Xinjiang region on Thursday night, state news agency Xinhua reported.
The hospital officials said that the injured were rushed to the hospital but could not be saved. Officials added that an investigation into the accident has been launched. Fire incidents are common in China due to lax safety standards and corruption among officials. This week, a factory fire in the central Chinese city of Anyang killed 38 people and injured two others.