A fire that broke out at a senior nursing home in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province early Friday morning has killed at least 11 elderly people.
A fire broke out at a senior nursing home in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province early Friday morning.
The fire occurred at about 1:15 a.m. at Lianhe Senior Nursing Home in Hailun City, according to the municipal government’s publicity department.
Arson has been confirmed as the cause of the fire, local police said.
The identities of 10 of the dead have been confirmed, and their ages range from 46 to 87.
A total of 283 elderly people were living in the nursing home. Built in October 2005, it caters for the rural elderly with no source of income.
Hailun is the second largest city in Heilongjiang Province, with a population of about 830,000 and an area of 4,667 square kilometers.