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18 killed, 2 injured in China after fire breaks out in foot massage parlour

At least 18 people were killed and two others injured on Sunday in a fire incident at a foot massage parlour in east China’s Zhejiang Province, official said.

world Updated: Feb 06, 2017 08:54 IST
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A foot massage parlour caught fire in East China’s Zhejiang Province on Sunday.
A foot massage parlour caught fire in East China’s Zhejiang Province on Sunday. (AFP File Photo)

At least 18 people were killed and two others injured on Sunday in a fire incident at a foot massage parlour in east China’s Zhejiang Province, official said.

The fire broke out at around 5:26 pm in the Zuxintang Foot Massage Parlor in Tiantai County, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Eye witnesses reported seeing people jump out of windows.

Eight people were found dead in the fire, while another 10 died in hospital after medical efforts failed, officials said.

Pictures on microblog Sina Weibo showed a building engulfed by heavy smoke and people jumping out of windows, while firefighters were trying to tame the blaze.

The cause of the fire is not known yet.

An investigation into the accident is under way, the report said.