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18 killed as fire breaks out at hotel in China

The fire started at 4:36 am at Beilong Hot Spring Leisure Hotel in Songbei district in the city and was put out at 7:50 am, according to Global Times.

Reported by: PTI, Beijing [ Published on: August 25, 2018 13:17 IST ]
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At least 18 people were killed and 19 others injured after a fire broke out at a hotel on 25 August in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.  
 
The fire started at 4:36 am at Beilong Hot Spring Leisure Hotel in Songbei district in the city and was put out at 7:50 am, according to Global Times.
 
During the search, firemen cleared the area twice and the injured were admitted to a hospital, it said.
 
The Ministry of Emergency Management has urged all-out efforts in the rescue and investigation, and sent a work team to Harbin to guide the site work, the daily said. The rescue work is underway, it said, adding that the cause of the fire is not known.

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