Monday, April 15, 2013

13 dead after Chinese internet café blaze spreads to hotel

A fire at an internet café spread to a hotel on the upper floors of a building in central China, killing 13 people and injuring 50 others.

Some of the hotel guests escaped and firefighters rescued others from the building in Xiangyang city in Hubei province.

The fire started just after 6:30am yesterday and was extinguished before 9am, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

It said 42 of the hotel's 50 rooms were occupied.