Ten people were killed and nine were injured in a fire at a residential building Thursday night in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
The fire broke out at around 7:49 p.m. at a high-rise residential building in a community of Tianshan District in Urumqi. It was put out at around 10:35 p.m.
Ten people died despite emergency treatment. The injuries sustained by 9 others are not life-threatening.
Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.