South China Club Fire Kills at Least 43
Among those injured, 51 people needed treatment and were being treated in hospital. All were in stable condition, doctors said.
The fire broke out at about 11 p.m. at a club, named “King of the Dancers,” in Longgang District in Shenzhen City, when hundreds of people were watching a performance.
According to police’s initial investigation, the fire was triggered by fireworks ignited during the performance on the third floor of the club.
There was only a narrow aisle, about 10 meters long, in the hall. Many people got hurt in stampede, said Yang Zhi, a club staff member who survived the fire.
Read also a report from Reuters.