China: Xinjiang fire that killed 10 people

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Ten people were killed and nine injured in a fire at a residential building Thursday night in Urumqi , the capital of northwest China ‘s Xinjiang province, local authorities said.

According to the official report, it took about 2 hours and 46 minutes from when the fire started to when the fire brigade extinguished the fire. 10 people including three children lost their lives in this fire incident.

Residents also stated that they could not go outside the apartment as the door on the ground floor was locked by the authorities. Many residents jumped from the building from the first and second floors to save their life.

As per the same, his family didn’t know anything about the fire. His mother was cooking, and his sister was doing homework in the bedroom. It wasn’t until they noticed a mass of fire coming down from the window that they realized that the upstairs was on fire.

Because of the continuous lockdown for the last 109 days, none of the cars parked in front of the residential building was operated. As the result, it took a lot of effort for the fire brigade to clear the cars and reach the building.

Videos of this fire incident and the statement of the residents who lost their close ones were widely shared on social media.

More and more residents in Urumqi have joined the protest in front of the City Hall. Many people are live broadcasting the protest on social media platforms and it is gaining wide traction in the whole of Xinjiang.

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