20 held responsible for deadly hotel fire in northeast China

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HARBIN, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Twenty people have been charged with criminal offenses or are facing charges for a deadly hotel fire that killed 20 people in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, investigators said Friday.

They include Li Yanbin, the de facto controller of the Beilong Hot Spring Leisure Hotel in Harbin, the provincial capital, and Zhang Weiping, the hotel's legal representative, according to a report issued by the provincial emergency management bureau.

Both people have been arrested and each will face a fine of 175,079 yuan (about 25,746 U.S. dollars).

Investigators found that a fan that short-circuited set nearby plastic ornaments on fire at the hotel on Aug. 25, and fire control at the hotel had been chaotic since its opening. Enditem

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