Fire which broke out in the Peking Union Medical
College Hospital Thursday morning killed three people
and seriously injured six.
The blaze began in a basement of the hospital, which
was being renovated by nine workers. The workers,
who were initially trapped inside the basement, were
rescued, but three died later from serious burns while
the other six are now out of critical condition, according
to a spokesman for the Beijing Public Security Bureau.
He said that 24 fire-engines were sent to the hospital
immediately after the fire and by 10^The cause of
the fire is under investigation