Officials removed from posts over fatal gym fire in central China

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Four officials have been removed from their posts and another three suspects detained after a gym fire killed 18 people in central China's Henan Province.
Xinhua
Officials removed from posts over fatal gym fire in central China
Xinhua

A firefighter exams the martial arts gym in Zhecheng County, Hunan Province, on June 25, 2021. 

Four officials have been removed from their posts and another three suspects detained after a gym fire killed 18 people in central China's Henan Province, local authorities said on Saturday.

The fire accident took place on Friday morning in a martial arts gym in the province's Zhecheng County, leaving 18 people dead and 16 others injured.

An investigation on the cause of the fire is underway.

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