Apartment fire in China’s Xinjiang leaves 10 dead and 9 injured: Report

On Thursday night, a high-rise building experienced a fire, according to state news agency Xinhua.

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State media claimed on Friday that a residential building fire in northwest China’s Xinjiang region resulted in ten fatalities and nine injuries.

According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, the fire started in a high-rise building on Thursday night at 7:50 pm (1150 GMT).

“Ten people died despite emergency treatment,” Xinhua reported.

“The injuries sustained by nine others are not life-threatening,” it added, saying an investigation into the fire had begun.

Due to lax safety regulations and institutional corruption, deadly fires are a typical occurrence in China.

This past week, a factory fire in the city of Anyang, in central China, claimed the lives of 38 people while injuring another two.

Authorities blamed “electric welding in which workers violated safety measures”.