Henan, China (BBN)-A fire at a nursing home in China’s Henan province has killed 38 people, state media report.
Another six people were injured in the fire, which broke out at the privately run Kangleyuan home in Pingdingshan city on Monday night, reports BBC.
Two of the people injured and taken to hospital were in a serious condition, said the Xinhua news agency.
The cause of the fire was not clear, and a search and rescue operation is still under way.
China Central Television posted images on its Facebook page showing a large plume of smoke coming from the building, which appeared to be behind a petrol station.