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At least 2 dead in east China hotel fire

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At least two people were killed in a hotel fire on Saturday morning in Nanchang, capital of east China’s Jiangxi province.

A fire breaks out in a hotel in Nanchang,Jiangxi province on Feb 25, 2017. [Photo/Sina Weibo] | People's Daily | Manila Bulletin

A fire breaks out in a hotel in Nanchang,Jiangxi province on Feb 25, 2017. [Photo/Sina Weibo] | People’s Daily | Manila Bulletin

Of 16 people taken to a hospital, two have since died, according to firefighters.

The fire, which broke out at about 8 a.m. at the HNA Platinum Mix Hotel in Honggutan New District, was put out at about 9:40 a.m. More than 10 construction workers were working on the second floor at the time.

The four-story hotel is connected to a 24-story apartment building where more than 260 residents were evacuated.

Firefighters were searching for more victims.

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