Suspect caught in connection to Jiangsu house fire that kills 22

By Global Times – Xinhua Source:Global Times - Xinhua Published: 2017/7/16 19:03:39

 Police in east China's Jiangsu Province said they have arrested a suspect in connection with a fire at a dormitory that killed 22 people Sunday morning.

Police said the suspect is surnamed Jiang but provided no other details.

The death toll rose to 22 in the residential fire in Jiangsu early Sunday morning, local authorities said.

The fire broke out at around 4:32 am in a two-story house in Yushan, Changshu, killing 22 people and injuring three.

Firefighters have put out the blaze and investigation into its cause is ongoing.

The building housed the employees of a local restaurant, the Xinhua News Agency reported. Local police said they detected gasoline at the scene and the doors of the building had been locked from the inside.

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