Hospital fire kills 39 in Jilin
Updated: 2005-12-16 06:17
Thirty-nine people, 33 of them patients, were killed Thursday when a fire
ripped through a hospital in Liaoyuan, Northeast China's Jilin Province.
A huge fire engulfs
Liaoyuan Central Hospital in Northeast China's Jilin Province December 15,
2005, killing at least 39 people. At least 33 of the victims were
Rescuers have found the remains of 24 victims and 15 others died in failed
emergency treatment after being transferred to other hospitals, the Xinhua News
Initial investigation showed the fire started from the power distribution
room. Further probe is underway.
At least 33 of the victims were in-patients of the Liaoyuan Central Hospital,
where the fire broke out at about 4:30 in the afternoon, according Xinhua.
245 in-patients were staying at the largest hospital in the city at the
time of the fire. 152 of them have been rescued and transferred to other
hospitals in the city and in neibouring Tongliao City, sources with the hospital
A huge fire engulfs Liaoyuan Central Hospital
in Northeast China's Jilin Province December 15, 2005, killing at least 39