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Nursing home fire kills at least 38 seniors in Henan, China
Nursing home fire kills at least 38 seniors in Henan, China

A fire broke out at a nursing home in a central China county late Monday, killing at least 38 frail seniors who couldn’t evacuate without assistance. The suspected electrical fire spread quickly across a foam-walled section where a dozen rooms housed 51 beds for incapacitated residents. News photos from state media showed the highly flammable structure was burned to the ground, leaving a nest of mangled steel frames and charred wheelchairs. Six residents managed to reach safety on their own but suffered varying degrees of injuries. One of the survivors, Guo Xin, 78, told a reporter from New China News Agency that he was in bed when he heard someone scream, “Put out that...

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