Fire at east China foot massage parlor kills at least 18

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Zhejiang Province

At least 18 people have been killed and another two injured after a foot massage parlor caught fire in east China, local authorities said Sunday.

The fire broke out at around 5:26 p.m. Sunday in the Zuxintang Foot Massage Parlor in Tiantai County, Zhejiang Province, according to the county’s publicity department. The fire was extinguished at about 7:05 p.m..

Eight people were found dead in the fire, while another 10 died in hospital after medical efforts failed, according to the department.

CGTN was able to compile video of the scene from witness phone cameras.
WARNING: Some images are graphic.

An investigation into the accident is under way.

Story by Xinhua