Beijing [China]: In a major tragedy that struck in Urumqi, northwest China’s Xinjiang province, ten people were killed and nine injured in a fire at a residential building Thursday night.
The fire broke out at around 7:49 pm at a high-rise residential building in a community of Tianshan District in Urumqi, Xinhua news agency reported.
It was put out at around 10:35 pm, the agency added. Ten people died despite emergency treatment. The injuries sustained by nine others are not life-threatening.
Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
Earlier this week, 36 people were killed and two others remain missing after a fire occurred at a plant in central China.