Seven people including six children killed in fire broking out in 'illegal’ Henan orphanage, 'Charity mother' questioned by government but sympathized by public

Illegal orphanage fire kills 7,Henan orphanage fire

Six children and one young adult have died in a fire that broke out in an orphanage in Lankao county in Henan province on the morning of January 4. All of those killed were orphans or abandoned children. Officials are put on grill for calling it an illegal orphanage although there isn't any legal or government-run orphanage in the county.

There were eight people in the simple two-room orphanage when the fire broke out at around 8 o'clock on the morning of January 4, Friday, four died at the scene, three died in hospital and one is sti...   Full Story

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