21 dead in hospital fire in Beijing's Fengtai District
Twenty-one people have been confirmed dead following a hospital fire in Beijing's Fengtai District on Tuesday, according to the district's fire and rescue department.
Firefighters received a report of a fire at an inpatient department building of Beijing Changfeng Hospital at 12:57pm. The fire was extinguished at 1:33pm, with 71 patients evacuated.
By 6pm, 21 people had been confirmed dead.
An investigation into the cause of the incident is underway.