Nine dead in China shop fire

Beijing, May 24 (IANS) As many as nine people, including three children, died in a fire that broke out in China's Guangdong province early Friday, fire authorities said.

The flames engulfed an automobile repair shop in Foshan city in the morning, reported Xinhua citing a fire brigade official.

It was a single-storey building, existing as shop-cum-residence, the official said, adding that the fire was later doused.

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