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Arson suspect held after blaze kills 22

By Cang Wei in Nanjing | China Daily | Updated: 2017-07-17 07:28

Police in Jiangsu province said they have arrested an arson suspect after a fire that engulfed a house claimed 22 lives on Sunday morning.

The fire broke out about 4:30 am in a two-story residential house in Yushan, a town in Changshu, leaving 22 people dead and three others injured, none of whom had life-threatening wounds.

Seventy-one firefighters and 14 firetrucks were dispatched and the blaze was extinguished by 5:30 am.

Arson suspect held after blaze kills 22

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