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11 killed in restaurant fire in east China

Eleven people were killed in a fire at a restaurant in east China's Zhejiang province, local authorities said.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Beijing
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2008 08:56 AM IST

Eleven people were killed in a fire at a restaurant in east China's Zhejiang province, local authorities said.

Fire fighters rescued 23 people and admitted 15 of them to hospital but 11 died, the authorities said.

The cause of the fire, which was doused within an hour, was being investigated, Xinhua news agency said quoting the authorities.

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