Fireman killed in south China

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A father holds his two-year-old daughter, who is rescued by the fireman Yang Kezhang from the building on fire Friday in Yulin city, south China. Yang was dead by falling from the building in this rescue mission. Photo: Chinese Fire Department

NANNING — A firefighter was killed Friday night in a rescue mission in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said on Saturday.

The firefighting team rushed into a blazing residential building in Yulin city and saved three people who were trapped, the fire department said.

However, Yang Kezhang, political instructor of the fire squadron, fell from the building while removing a two-year-old girl from the building.

The girl is being treated in the hospital.

Another firefighter was injured.

Story from Xinhua.