Hotel fire kills 19 in northeast China city

A view of the Beilong Hot Spring Hotel after the deadly fire. (AFP)

A hotel fire that broke out in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Saturday morning has left 19 people dead, the provincial fire department confirmed.

The deadly fire occurred early Saturday at a hot spring hotel in Songbei District of the city, said a source with the provincial fire department.

Firefighters rushed to the scene immediately to carry out rescue operation.

The cause of the fire awaits further investigation.

 (Source: Reuters)

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