Beijing, China: Martial arts school in central China catches fire at least 18 people died and 16 were injured
Citing local media, Bangkok Post reported that most of the victims were boarding students aged between 7 to 16. The fire had been extinguished and authorities were investigating the cause of the blaze, as per the statement from the Zhecheng county government.
There were 34 boarding students on the premises when the fire broke out, according to local government staff quoted by local media. The wounded — four of whom had severe injuries — were rushed to a local hospital. The manager of the center in Henan province has been arrested by police, as per a statement