At least 17 people have died in an inferno at a busy restaurant in China.
The terrible fire consumed the small diner in the northeast city of Changchun during the midday rush on Wednesday.
According to state broadcaster CCTV, customers were shouting around the restaurant at 12.40pm when the fire broke out.
Three people were also injured in the fire, while the charred remains of 17 people were recovered from the dilapidated building.
According to reports, the fire broke out at Hongyu Xiaoyoubing People’s Restaurant in the provincial capital of Jilin.
The cause of the accident is under investigation and all the injured have been taken to hospital, CCTV said.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6319049/restaurant-fire-17-dead-inferno-rips-through-diner/ Fire at restaurant leaves at least 17 dead as inferno sweeps through restaurant during lunch hour