Fa­ther and sick son per­ish in apart­ment fire

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

A fa­ther and a son from Pudong New Area died dur­ing an apart­ment fire on Tues­day morn­ing, Xin­min Evening News re­ported Tues­day. The cause of the fire is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened around 7 am, when most of the res­i­dents in the build­ing at the com­pound on Zhangyang Road were still sleep­ing.

Although the pub­lic se­cu­rity de­part­ment and fire bri­gade ar­rived and put out the fire by 7:40 am, the fa­ther and son were un­for­tu­nately killed in the dis­as­ter.

Ac­cord­ing to neigh­bors, the fam­ily has been liv­ing in their apart­ment for many years. The de­ceased son was in his 40s and al­legedly suf­fered from a cere­bral in­fec­tion, which made him bedrid­den. The fa­ther, who was in his 70s, helped his wife es­cape then re­turned to save his son, but was killed dur­ing the res­cue.

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