At least 10 people were killed and 35 others injured when a fire broke out in a hotel in northeast China early on Sunday, Xinhua reported.
The accident occurred at about 3.30am at the No. 1 store of Home Inns, the country's largest budget hotel operator, in China's Tonghua City of Jilin province, said the city's publicity department.
Firefighters took half an hour to douse the fire.
Local authorities confirmed the casualties and the injured have been rushed to hospital.