Death toll rises to 22 in house fire in China's Jiangsu

2017-07-16 05:10:10 GMT2017-07-16 13:10:10(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
The fire site is cordoned in Yushan Town of Changshu City, east China's Jiangsu Province, July 16, 2017. The fire broke out early Sunday morning in a two-story residential house, leaving 22 people dead and another three injured. (Xinhua) The fire site is cordoned in Yushan Town of Changshu City, east China's Jiangsu Province, July 16, 2017. The fire broke out early Sunday morning in a two-story residential house, leaving 22 people dead and another three injured. (Xinhua)

NANJING, July 16 (Xinhua) -- The death toll rose to 22 in a house fire in east China's Jiangsu Province early Sunday morning, local authorities said.

The fire broke out at around 4:32 a.m. in a two-story residential house in Yushan Town in Changshu City, leaving 22 people dead and another three injured.

The fire has been put out. Investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.

 

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