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22 killed in fire at house in China, one arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Twenty two people were killed and three others injured today in a pre-dawn fire at a two-storey residential building in China's eastern Jiangsu Province, police said.

The fire broke out at around 4.30 am in the house in Yushan Town in Changshu City.


The three people wounded face no life-threatening injuries.

A suspect, surnamed Jiang, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the arson, police said, without giving any further information, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

A total of 24 disaster-relief teams have been set up to offer legal and mental support to the families of the victims, the report said.

Further investigation into the case is going on.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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