31 killed in hotel fire in south China.HONG KONG Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. , June 11 Kyodo
Thirty-one people were killed and 15 others injured in a fire at a hotel in Guangdong Province in southern China on Friday, the official Xinhua News Agency “Xinhua” redirects here. For other uses, see Xinhua (disambiguation).
The Xinhua News Agency (Simplified Chinese: 新华社; Traditional Chinese: reported Saturday.
The fire broke out at the four-story Huanan Hotel in the city of Shantou around 12:20 p.m. Friday and engulfed the top three floors, Xinhua reported, quoting local police.
Firefighters put out the blaze in about three hours, it said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
According to local reports, the hotel has a total of about 30 rooms on the third and fourth floors.