China: Two killed, 14 injured after fire breaks out in hotel in Jiangxi province
At least two persons were killed and 14 others injured when a fire broke out at a muti-storey luxurious hotel in Nanchang, capital of China's eastern Jiangxi Province.
Beijing: At least two persons were killed and 14 others injured on Saturday when a fire broke out at a muti-storey luxurious hotel in Nanchang, capital of China's eastern Jiangxi Province.
Among the 16 people taken to hospital, two have succumbed, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Several people were trapped when the fire broke out this morning.
The fire broke out on the second floor of the HNA Platinum Mix Hotel in the Honggutan New District at about 8 am, firefighters said.
Over 10 construction workers were working on a decoration project on the second floor when the fire broke out, a woman who escaped from the scene, said.
A man who broke the window to jump from the second floor was injured and rushed to a nearby hospital.
The four-storey hotel is connected to a 24-storey apartment building, where also people are trapped, the report said.
About 10 fire trucks are working to put out the fire, it said.
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