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NANCHANG – At least 10 persons have been killed and 14 others injured after a major fire broke out at a multi-storey luxurious hotel in Nanchang, capital of China’s eastern Jiangxi province.


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Firefighters found seven bodies in the debris, and three of the 16 people hospitalized have succumbed to their injuries, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

The blaze broke out on the second floor of the HNA Platinum Mix Hotel in the Honggutan New District of Nanchang.

The four-storey hotel is connected to a 24-storey apartment building where over 260 residents were evacuated.

Seven people in connection with the case have been taken into police custody.