Ten people were killed and nine injured in a fire in a residential building in China's northwestern Xinjiang region, state media reported Friday.
The blaze broke out in a high-rise building on Thursday night, state news agency Xinhua said, at about 7:50 pm (1150 GMT).
"Ten people died despite emergency treatment," Xinhua reported.
"The injuries sustained by nine others are not life-threatening," it added, saying an investigation into the fire had begun.
Deadly fires are common in China, due to weak safety standards and corruption among officials tasked with enforcing them.
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