Beijing, September 28: A restaurant fire killed 17 people on Wednesday in the city of Changchun in northeastern China, authorities said.

The fire was reported about 12:40 pm in a high-tech section of the Changchun New Area industrial zone, according to a social media post by the zone's management committee. China Restaurant Fire: Massive Blaze Engulfs Eatery in Changchun, 17 Dead, Several Injured.

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Three other people have been hospitalised. The cause of the first is being investigated.

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Three other people were injured and taken to a hospital for treatment, the post said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Changchun is an auto manufacturing centre and the capital of Jilin province.