Fire kills 19 at resort hotel in China’s northeast
At least 19 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China’s northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, the local government said.
The disaster added to a string of deadly blazes in China despite official efforts to improve public safety over the past two decades.
The fire broke out at the four-story Beilong Hot Spring Hotel in Harbin’s Sun Island recreation area at 4:36 a.m., state television reported.
Firefighters found 16 people dead and three more died at a hospital, government agencies said on their social media accounts. It said 18 people were injured.