In China when a fire in a building killed eight people

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Eight people were killed in a major fire that broke out in the night to Sunday in the Chinese city of Kunming, southwestern Yunnan province, three people were injured, said the statement of administration of the city of Xishan district.

The fire started at about 02.00 local time (Saturday around 21.00 GMT) in a residential building of Xishan district. After firefighters extinguished the fire and studied the scene, it became known that five people died directly because of the fire, three more died trying to escape the fire by jumping out of the Windows of the building.

Three victims taken to a local hospital. The cause of the fire is still not established, the investigation continues.

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