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Five officials arrested after fatal hotel fire

Updated: 2013-10-17 20:44
( Xinhua)

BEIJING -- Five officials have been arrested for alleged power abuse and dereliction of duty linked with a fatal hotel fire in Central China's Hubei province, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday.

On April 14, a fire broke out at about 6 am in an Internet cafe of the Yijing City Garden Hotel in the city of Xiangyang, resulting in 14 deaths and 47 injuries, according to a SPP statement.

Among the five officials are Yan Hongwen and Wang Bo, both supervisors with local fire stations; Ling Yun and Fan Hongyue, both culture officials; and Lei Xuepu, an urban urban management official.

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