China nightclub fire kills 15
Another tragic loss
of life, caused by the
carelessness of people
who were out for a
A group celebrating a birthday shot off fireworks at their table and set fire to a bar in China's Fujian province, leading to the deaths of 15 people, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Another 17 were injured.
The fire happened Saturday at a "Latin-style" bar and restaurant in Changle City at about 11:55 p.m.
The explosion from the fireworks set the ceiling on fire, and the entire bar was soon engulfed in flames, Xinhua cited a city government spokesman as saying on Sunday.
He told Xinhua the fire was put out in about 30 minutes and that three of the injured were in critical condition.
A report from China Daily.