10 killed, 9 injured in huge fire in 21-storey apartment in China

A fire broke out on Thursday in a 21-storey apartment located in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. It took three hours to extinguish the fire.

Chinese apartment fire.

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in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China apartment fire 10 people died due to the impact, while nine others were injured. capital of xinjiang urumachi A fire broke out on Thursday in a 21-storey apartment located in It took three hours to extinguish the fire. The local government told that the life of any person injured in this incident is not in danger and the cause of the fire is being ascertained.

A few days before this, 38 people had died in a fire at a commerce and trade company in central China. Four people have been detained in this case. Building fires have become common in China due to aging infrastructure, poor security management and, in some cases, corruption by the government.

On the other hand, in view of increasing cases of corona virus infection in China, the period of lockdown has been extended. The total population of eight districts of Zhongzhou is about 66 lakhs and people there have been asked to stay in their homes for five days from Thursday. The city government has ordered a comprehensive investigation there as part of the action to deal with the infection.

China increasing corona cases

Daily cases of infection are increasing continuously in China. This week, after six months, a case of death due to infection also came to the fore. So far 5,232 people have died due to infection in the country. Compared to the US and other countries, there have been fewer cases of death due to infection in China, but still the country’s ruling Communist Party has adopted a policy of no laxity regarding the virus, under which the number of cases in the areas There is a restriction on the movement of people.

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strict restrictions on people

In Baiyun district of Zhongzhou, the movement of people was banned on Monday itself. People have been asked to stay in homes till a comprehensive investigation is done. At the same time, this week in Beijing, a temporary hospital was built in an exhibition center and movement was banned in Beijing International Studies University. A case of infection had come to light in the university. Earlier, shopping malls and other offices were also closed in the capital.

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