Beijing, Nov 14: A fire swept through a Chinese karaoke bar early today killing at least 11 people, the latest nightclub disaster to hit the country this year.
The pre-dawn fire broke out at a bar in Chengde county in Hebei province, 230 km (140 miles) northeast of Beijing, a news agency said.
An investigation was underway, Xinhua said. It gave no further details.
At least 12 revellers in the southern province of Jiangxi were killed in a blaze at a nightclub where they were celebrating the traditional Moon Festival in September.
In July, mining explosives illegally stored at a nightclub in the northeastern province of Liaoning detonated and killed at least 25 people, including teenage girls celebrating a birthday and passers-by on the street.