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House Fire in China Claims at Least 22

Jiangsu province, China

At least 22 people were killed when a house in China’s eastern Jiangsu province caught fire Sunday, the official Xinhua news agency cited local authorities as saying.

The fire broke out before dawn at a two-story residential house in Yushan town in Changshu city, Xinhua said. Three were injured. The blaze has been put out, and investigation into the cause is under way, it said.