China: Martial arts school fire kills 18
According to foreign media reports, a fire broke out in a martial arts school in central China on Friday, engulfing a large part of the school, while 18 people have been confirmed dead and more than 16 injured so far. Are
According to media reports, most of the dead in the accident were trainees between the ages of 7 and 16.
According to local media, rescue agencies have contained the blaze and the cause of the blaze is being ascertained but the cause of the blaze was not immediately known.
Rescue officials say there were 34 boarding students at the school at the time of the crash, many of whom were evacuated, and four of the injured are in critical condition and are being treated at a hospital.
According to media reports, police arrested the school manager after the accident.