Sunday 30 April 2017

Eighteen die in blaze at foot massage parlour in China

Firefighters raced to Zuxintang foot massage parlour, China state television reported
Firefighters raced to Zuxintang foot massage parlour, China state television reported

A fire at a foot massage parlour in China on Sunday killed 18 people and injured two others, state media reported.

Workers jumped out of windows to escape the blaze, which broke out at the Zuxintang parlour at around 4pm, and firefighters rushed to the scene, according to state broadcaster China Central Television. No cause of the blaze was given.

The parlour is located in Tiantai county in Zhejiang province, eastern China, CCTV said.

China has laws on workplace safety, but enforcement is often lax.

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