39 dead following fire at a store in China’s Jiangxi province: State media

BEIJING: At least 39 people died on Wednesday (Jan 24) after a fire broke out at a store in the central Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media reported.

“At 3.24pm on Jan 24, a fire broke out on the below-ground level at a store … in Xinyu, Jiangxi,” the country’s state broadcaster CCTV reported.

“Up until now, the accident has resulted in the death of 39 people, injuries to nine people, and others are still trapped,” state broadcaster CCTV reported just after 8pm local time. It did not specify the precise cause of the fire.

Video footage released by CCTV showed several fire trucks and other emergency response vehicles lined up across the street from a row of businesses.

It was not immediately clear how many people were injured in the accident.

The incident comes just five days after a late-evening blaze at a school in central China’s Henan province killed 13.

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