BEIJING: A restaurant fire killed 17 people on Wednesday (Sep 28) in the city of Changchun in northeastern China, authorities said.
The fire was reported about 12.40pm in a high-tech section of the Changchun New Area industrial zone, according to a social media post by the zone’s management committee.
Three other people were injured and taken to a hospital for treatment, the post said. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
Changchun is an auto manufacturing centre and the capital of Jilin province.