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8 dead, 2 injured in E China shop fire

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-04-28 13:58

NANJING - A fire that broke out in a street shop on Saturday night in East China's Jiangsu province has left eight people dead and two others injured, local police said Sunday.

The fire broke out around 9 p.m. on the first floor of a six-story building in Huqiu district, Suzhou city, sources said.

Two people died at the scene, and six others died in the hospital after medical efforts failed.

The two people injured in the fire have been hospitalized, but their conditions were not immediately known.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire.

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