Beijing: 26 employees were killed and 51 injured in a fire in a four-story office building in China.
According to Chinese media, the fire broke out in a commercial building in Luliang, Shaanxi province, which was owned by a coal mining company and housed dozens of offices.
The fire broke out in a room on the first floor of the office building and quickly engulfed the entire floor. Due to high flames and black smoke, the rescue operations were facing difficulties.
At the time of the fire, more than 125 people were present in this building, out of which 63 people were evacuated safely, but 26 people lost their lives and 51 people were transferred to the hospital with serious injuries.
Police say that the cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The investigation is ongoing.
Most of the deaths in fires are due to suffocation. Due to the critical condition of more than 10 of the injured, the death toll is expected to increase.