CHINA / Regional

Internet bar fire injured 27, all youths
(Shanghai Daily)
Updated: 2006-06-06 06:20

An Internet cafe fire has left 27 young people injured, including five people in serious condition, in Pingdingshan City, central China's Henan Province, local authorities said on Monday.

The fire broke out at about 1:00 a.m. Sunday at an Internet cafe located in Pingdingshan City of Henan Province, according to the local administration for work safety.

A total of 27 people, all youths, were injured and sent to nearby hospitals. Five of them are in critical condition, the administration said.

Local police are investigating the cause of the fire.

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