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Seven seniors dead after blaze at nursing home

By Han Junhong in Changchun and Xu Wei in Beijing | China Daily | Updated: 2017-01-05 07:43

Fire standards were overhauled following similar incident last year

Seven people were killed after a fire broke out at a nursing home in Huinan county, Jilin province, early on Wednesday, local authorities said.

The fire broke out at about 4:10 am at a privately-owned nursing home in Chaoyang township, with rescuers able to save 32 of the 39 senior residents, according to a statement by the Huinan news office, adding that the fire was extinguished by firefighters at about 4:30 am.

Seven seniors dead after blaze at nursing home

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