Fire kills six people in E China
( 2003-11-09 17:18) (Xinhua)
Six people were suffocated by toxic smoke in a fire flaming a leather market
place in Zhenjiang city of east China's Jiangsu Province Saturday night, local
police said Sunday.
The accident occurred at about 8:25 p.m. Saturday when the fire blazed three
stores in a leather market place in the city's Danyang Development Zone.
The fire was extinguished and caused no further damage one hour later on
Saturday after more than 120 fire fighters rushed to fight the flame.
Police's preliminary investigation shows the fire was caused by the fireworks
set off by nearby stores.
Further investigation was still under way.