In Changchun, a city in northeastern China, a restaurant fire on Wednesday resulted in the deaths of 17, according to authorities.
A fire report was made at about 12:40 pm., according to a social media statement made by the administration committee of the industrial zone in Changchun New Area.
According to the post, three additional persons were hurt and treated at a hospital. The fire and rescue agency first attributed the fire’s start to a gas explosion.
Changchun, the capital of the province of Jilin, is a hub for the production of automobiles.
China, which has some of the strictest anti-coronavirus regulations in the world, continues to experience fatal mishaps attributed to subpar design and construction, disregard for safety regulations, and preliminary inspections and enforcement.
Fifty-three people were killed in Changsha in April when an illegally built apartment and restaurant building collapsed.
And in July, a gas explosion that occurred after a portion of a building collapsed in the port city of Tianjin in northern China left three people missing and 11 others hurt.
The incident is still being investigated, but it seems to indicate that infrastructure has deteriorated due to more than three decades of rapid economic growth, significantly raising living standards while frequently eluding safety and environmental regulations.