Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media is reporting that a rest home fire in central China has killed 38 people and injured six.
#BREAKING: 38 dead in China rest home fire— China Xinhua News (@China Xinhua News)1432597126.0
The official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday that the previous night's fire swept through an apartment building being used as a privately run rest home in the city of Pingdingshan in Henan province.
BREAKING NEWS: 20 dead, 6 injured in fire at nursing home in central China's Lushan county, Henan Province. http://t.co/U7kMJzd8Qc— CGTN America (@CGTN America)1432580858.0
Xinhua said two of the injured were in serious condition, and a rescue operation was still underway Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire was unclear.