Shaanxi dormitory fire kills 12 workers, injures 24

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 11 October, 2012, 5:55pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Chinese state media say a fire in a workers’ dormitory has killed 12 people and injured 24 others in northwestern China.

The official Xinhua News Agency says the fire broke out early Wednesday in a dormitory for workers on a water diversion project in Shaanxi province. It did not report the cause.

It says the workers are from a tunnel engineering subsidiary of China Railway 18th Bureau Group.

A report on a news site run by the province,, says the dormitory was a three-story make-shift building.