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Fire kills seven at Chinese old people's home

A fire at a Chinese old people's home killed seven residents as they slept early today, Xinhua news agency said.

world Updated: Dec 03, 2008 11:09 IST

A fire at a Chinese old people's home killed seven residents as they slept early on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency said.

The fire broke out after midnight in an apartment in a building in Wenzhou in the eastern province of Zhejiang, killing five men and two women.

"It's such a tragedy as they were too old to escape," a fire brigade official was quoted as saying.