Seven kids die in China orphanage blaze
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Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 14:09
Beijing: Seven children died of burns in China's Henan province on Friday in a fire that engulfed an orphanage, Xinhua reported.

The fire, which occurred at 8.30 am in a house in Lankao county, was contained within two hours, a government official said, adding that four children died at the site while another three perished on way to hospital.

The house was apparently being used as a private orphanage, as residents said a woman named Yuan Lihai used the home to shelter orphans and abandoned children.

The cause of the fire could not be immediately ascertained.


First Published: Friday, January 04, 2013, 14:09

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