China: 38 killed in fire at nursing home in Henan province

  • At least 38 people have been killed and six injured after a blaze engulfed a privately-owned nursing home in Pingdingshan city in China’s central Henan province, reports said.

    Two people are believed to be seriously injured, Henan authorities said.

    The fire swept through a building of the Kangleyuan nursing home. Video footage on television showed the charred remains of the structure.

    The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and a probe has been launched, officials said.

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