China Fire: Blaze Engulfs Spa Hotel in Harbin, 18 Dead; Rescue Efforts Underway
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Shanghai, August 25:  At least 18 people have been killed in China after a massive fire broke out at a Hot Spring Hotel on Saturday. The fire broke out in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.  According to a report by Chinese News agency Xinhua, the massive fire caused havoc during the early hours of Saturday.

The rescue operations are underway while the cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained. An investigation into the fire incident has been initiated. More details awaited.

Earlier this week, the digital combat unit of China's military had conducted live-fire drills in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Reports inform that Chinese experts say displayed the country's determination to build a strong army capable of winning a war in all weathers and territories.

On Thursday, a fire broke out at a Tesla factory in Fremont in the U.S. state of California. No injuries were reported. Reports inform that the fire started at a large pile of cardboard and threatened nearby structures, according to reports from the local fire department.