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China: At least 18 killed in massage parlour fire

A video posted on Chinese social media website Weibo, showed thick columns of black smoke coming out from the parlour with people jumping out of the second-floor window of the six-storey building.?(Representative image) Photograph: (AFP)

WION Beijing Feb 06, 2017, 02.50 AM (IST)

At least 18 killed and another 18 injured in a fire at a foot massage parlour in China, state media and police said.

The fire broke out at around 5:26 pm Sunday in eastern Zhejiang province, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The fire was extinguished within two hours. 

A video posted on Chinese social media website Weibo showed thick columns of black smoke coming out from the parlour with people jumping out of the second-floor window of the six-storey building. 

The cause of the fire could not be ascertained. 

(WION with inputs from AFP)

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