According to Chinese official media, a fire at a hospital in Beijing that required the evacuation of hundreds of patients resulted in the deaths of 21 individuals.
After the fire started Tuesday in the inpatient ward of Beijing Changfeng Hospital, staff members evacuated 71 patients, according to official media, including CGTN.
Social media users have posted videos of the building engulfed in flames, with some individuals scaling the windows with what look to be homemade ropes constructed from bedsheets.
Others hid atop the air conditioners that were placed outside the windows.
According to state media, the fire has been put out, and all rescue efforts have been finished.
The reports stated that the fire’s origin is the subject of an inquiry.