China karaoke bar fire kills at least 11

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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.


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