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Fire Tears Through Martial Arts Training Centre in China, Killing 18

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The blaze at Shangqiu city also wounded 16. It was unclear what had caused the fire.

A fire tore through a martial arts training centre in China’s Henan province on Friday killing at least 18 people, Chinese state media reported.

The blaze at Shangqiu city also wounded 16, CGTN reported, citing local officials.

It was unclear what had caused the fire.

Outbreaks of fire in China are not uncommon, with patchy safety protocols and sub-standard construction a frequent concern.

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first published:June 25, 2021, 07:16 IST