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19 die in Beijing house fire

| Updated: November 20, 2017 12:26:11


Firefighters work at the site of a fire in Daxing District of Beijing, capital of China on Saturday. - Xinhua photo Firefighters work at the site of a fire in Daxing District of Beijing, capital of China on Saturday. - Xinhua photo

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.

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