Hotel owner detained after deadly fire in northeast China

Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/8/25 23:30:11

Firefighters conduct rescue work in the ruins of a burnt-down hotel in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 25, 2018. Nineteen people were killed in a hotel fire that broke out Saturday morning in Harbin, the local fire department has confirmed. (Xinhua)



 

A press conference is held by the Harbin municipal government on a hotel fire in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 25, 2018. Nineteen people were killed in a hotel fire that broke out Saturday morning in Harbin, the local fire department has confirmed. (Xinhua)



Police in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, have detained the owner of a hotel where a fire killed 19 people and injured 23 others early on Saturday.

The owner, surnamed Zhang, of Beilong Hot Spring Leisure Hotel in the city's Songbei District is now being questioned, according to local police.

Further investigation is underway.

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