19 die in Beijing house fire

Sunday, 19 November 2017

At least nineteen people were killed and eight others injured in a house fire in Beijing's southern Daxing District Saturday night, local authorities said.

The fire has been extinguished at around 9:00pm.

Those who were rescued have been taken to hospital for treatment, Xinhua news agency reported.

The accident, which occurred in Xinjian Village, Daxing District, was reported at 6:15pm, according to the municipal fire department.

Fire trucks and firemen were immediately sent to the site.

According to local authorities, the city will set up a team to investigate the accident. The suspects are under police control.