BEIJING — A restaurant fire killed 17 people in the northeast Chinese city of Changchun on Wednesday, authorities said.
The fire was reported at around 12:40 p.m. in a high-tech section of the Changchun New Area Industrial Zone, according to a social media post by the zone’s management committee.
Three other people were injured and taken to hospital for treatment, the post said. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
Changchun is an automobile manufacturing center and the capital of Jilin Province.